The following press release was issued by State Representative Greg Markkanen’s office:
State Rep. Greg Markkanen recently met with local county road commissioners in the Western U.P. to discuss state resources that can help fix Michigan roads.
Markkanen met with Kevin Harju of the Houghton County Road Commission and Gregg Patrick of the Keweenaw County Road Commission. The first-term legislator said both meetings were related to the state’s efforts to secure road repair funding after the Father’s Day floods of last summer.
Storms destroyed several roads in the Houghton and Hancock areas, and created multiple sinkholes across the Keweenaw Peninsula.
“Securing road funding for our local roads is imperative and I will continue to work together with my U.P. colleagues to try find new ways to fix our roads,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “We are a strong community and I look forward to continue discussing how we can enhance our infrastructure.”
Residents can contact Rep. Markkanen at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0850 or GregMarkkanen@house.mi.gov.