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Nonmotorized Advisory Workgroup to meet Wednesday in Acme

The Nonmotorized Advisory Workgroup will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort, Executive Board Room, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Blvd. in Acme. The meeting is open to the public, who also can join the meeting via conference call at 877-336-1831, access code 9388547. The Nonmotorized Advisory Workgroup, an advisory group […]

New YouTube video highlights MDOT carbon fiber research

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) posted a new video to YouTube today at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHG9vOvix3g highlighting Gov. Rick Snyder’s visit to Lawrence Technological University this week to learn about an important innovation in bridge building. The governor joined State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle, MDOT bridge engineers, and Dr. Nabil Grace, director of LTU’s Center for […]

The Second Adopt-A-Highway of the year is July 12-20.

Fast facts: – The second Adopt-A-Highway of the year is July 12-20. – Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collected 70,000 bags of trash in 2013 – a $5.5 million dollar value for the state. – Sections of highway still available to adopt. Go to www.michigan.gov/adoptahighway for more information. July 7, 2014 — Motorists should be on the lookout […]

International Bridge Toll Plaza Project Construction Progressing Smoothly

June 26, 2014 — The two-year, $8.9 million International Bridge Toll Plaza construction project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is still in the early stages but things are proceeding smoothly, according to International Bridge Authority (IBA) officials. IBA General Manager Phil Becker said the project contractor, DeVere Construction Company from Alpena, and the road work […]

Gov. Rick Snyder: I Remain Committed toward Working Together on a Transportation Solution

We must remain focused on a solution that helps Michigan families and businesses LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement today after the end of the legislative session. “I remain committed as ever toward finding solutions to Michigan’s infrastructure repair needs. We’ve taken great strides this year, having serious discussions in our […]

I-75 detour rescheduled for work under I-475

COUNTY: Genesee HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITY: Flint START DATE: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ESTIMATED END DATE: Thursday, May 22, 2014 PROJECT DETAILS: Wide-ranging I-75 construction continues when northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to accommodate work to adjust the elevation under I-475. The detour, which was scheduled to begin May 11, is being rescheduled due […]

Michigan to host North American Conference on Elderly Mobility in Detroit May 11-14

Senior mobility, safety and transportation professionals from three countries and 26 states will gather in downtown Detroit this month for the North American Conference on Elderly Mobility. The conference is focused on preserving mobility options for an aging population and is intended for automotive designers, driver licensing professionals, educators, engineers, traffic safety professionals, government officials, […]

I-75 and Zilwaukee Bridge Improvements To Begin April 12

– MDOT is investing $70 million in I-75 and Zilwaukee Bridge improvements. – Roadwork extends from Janes Road to the north junction of I-675. – Work includes replacing bearings on I-75’s Zilwaukee Bridge. – Bridge work on Janes and Wadsworth roads over I-75 was completed in 2013. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resume […]

Counties, Cities, Villages Receive Almost $61 Million for Winter Road Maintenance Costs

April, 2014 — Counties, cities and villages  received a combined $60.9 million to help restore road maintenance budgets that were depleted by Michigan’s tough winter. The $60.9 million is part of $100 million for special winter road maintenance provided in a supplemental appropriations bill enacted by the Michigan Legislature and signed into law March 14 […]

Quantum Signal Receives First Manufacturer Plates Under New Automated Vehicle Testing Law

Gail Dyer, manager of the Secretary of State branch on Maple Road in Ann Arbor, presents to Mitchell Rohde, CEO of Quantum Signal in Saline, the first two manufacturer plates under a new law that broadens eligibility for those allowed to test automated vehicles on Michigan roads. Quantum Signal in Saline is the first company to receive manufacturer plates […]

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