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Kent County Road Commission reveals road and maintenance survey

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The results form a 2020 public survey of Kent County road maintenance have been released. The Kent County Road Commission wanted to know how the public views the condition of its roads and bridges – and – how well the department is maintaining them.

The survey was completed in December. The public was asked to review the Kent County Road Commissions strategic plan and prioritize objectives.

The top two items listed as “very important” were preserving existing roads and bridges and reconstructing existing roads considered to be in poor condition.

Also considered “very important” was maintaining road surface conditions. That also included during winter storms.

Steve Warren is KCRC’s managing director. He explained, “the results helped to confirm that KCRC’s priorities and objectives align with what network users feel is important.”

Overall, 99-percent rated the county’s road network condition as “good” or “fair.” When it comes to winter storm response, 100-percent gave a “good” or “fair” response.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.