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Communities get funding to assess local road conditions

   The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has awarded $60,000 in state funding to more than a dozen communities to support assessments of road conditions.
     The agency says 850 miles of local streets will be rated in cities that include Berkley, Grosse Pointe Farms, Hamtramck, Inkster and Pontiac. Eleven communities are collecting the data for the first time.
     SEMCOG Executive Chair Kathleen Lomako says "good asset management starts with an accurate assessment of the condition of existing infrastructure." Lomako also is vice chair of the Michigan Infrastructure Council.
     SEMCOG supports coordinated local planning with technical, data and intergovernmental resources. It serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.