Few paved roads in the greater Flint, Michigan area make you think dirt would be a better option than pavement.

There's one road in Grand Blanc where most residents and drivers would tell you gravel would probably be smoother.

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If you don't live in Grand Blanc, maybe you remember Miller Road connecting to Ballenger Highway, back in the day? It felt like you were driving on the lunar surface.

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Cook Road, not far from Embury. Credit: Google Street View, Canva
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There's hope for Grand Blanc drivers in 2024.

While Grand Blanc Road was being widened earlier this year, many of us had to take a detour to Cook road to go east.

When you get to Embury Road, on Cook, everything changes through the neighborhood if you continue eastbound.

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Cook Road Grand Blanc, MI Credit: Google Street View, Canva
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All the way to Holly Road, Cook feels like a test track for one of the Big Three automakers.

The last time it was resurfaced was around 2011.

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Cook Road headed toward Holly Road. Credit: Google Street View, Canva
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Fast forward to present day and it's crumbling.

To be fair, the road wasn't built the way most are engineered today. It's basically asphalt on top of dirt.

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Cook Road nearing Holly Road. Credit: Google Street View, Canva
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Cook Road in Grand Blanc to be Rehabilitated in 2024

We spoke with Kylie Dontje, Genesee County Road Commission Communication Coordinator, to see what projects have been set for 2024.

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While all 2024 construction plans are not set for the entire county, a few federal and state funded projects have been approved.

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Those plans include the nearly mile-long section of Cook Road from Embury all the way to Holly Road in 2024.

Folks in those neighborhoods are more than ready.

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