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MDOT receives ITS Award

Brian Ethridge - Oct 21, 2014

MDOT receives ITS Award

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won the Best New Innovative Practice – Partnership Deployment award in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America’s “Best of ITS Awards,” honoring the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the ITS industry. MDOT ...

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VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be the latest to try out the zipper merge system. MDOT hopes the system will help traffic move through construction areas at a faster pace. With the current system, the delays caused by traffic jams ...

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Man dies after pedestrian bridge collapses

Brian Ethridge - Sep 26, 2014

Man dies after pedestrian bridge collapses

  One man is dead after a pedestrian bridge in Detroit collapsed onto Southfield Freeway. The collapse happened after the bridge was struck by an oversized truck. Investigators say there were no structural issues with the bridge. Nobody was on the bridge or ...

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MDOT honored with America's Transportation Award

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

MDOT honored with America's Transportation Award

  The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) took home top honors in the southeast regional America’s Transportation Awards during the 2014 Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) Conference. MDOT's work on Sangani Boulevard in D’Iberville was honored in the Quality of ...

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VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2014

VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest 'Reality Check' update

In it’s latest “Reality Check” video, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) looks at why Ohio roads are in better condition than those in Michigan. The agency began the “Reality Check” video series in March, when it launched the first two ...

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Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Thursday that it will begin work on a new roundabout in Midland on Monday. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in early April, but the agency said frost delayed the project. Related: Roundabouts And ...

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VIDEOS: Michigan DOT debunks transportation myths with ‘Reality Check’ series

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 10, 2014

VIDEOS: Michigan DOT debunks transportation myths with ‘Reality Check’ series

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using a series of videos and information sheets to debunk a few transportation myths. The series, dubbed “Reality Check” examines what the agency calls “common transportation misconceptions” and offers explanations on why those ideas ...

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Michigan DOT, local agencies could receive $100 million for highway damage caused by winter storms

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 20, 2014

Michigan DOT, local agencies could receive $100 million for highway damage caused by winter storms

The Michigan Senate has a plan for tackling potholes left on local and state roads by recent winter storms. Related: Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would grant $100 million to state and ...

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

Contributed - Jan 31, 2014

5 Ways to Maximize Your Vegetation Management Budget

Tighter vegetation management budgets call for hard-working strategies. It’s a common conundrum — as challenges controlling invasive weeds and brush increase, vegetation management budgets decrease. Couple that with overstretched roadside crews and rising operational costs and you have an epic war ...

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Michigan DOT plans nearly $4.9 million in road projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

Michigan DOT plans nearly $4.9 million in road projects

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Senator Dave Roberston announced last month nearly $4.9 million in road repair projects. The projects will repair roads in Oakland and Genesee counties, where Robertson serves. MDOT is funding the projects through the $115 million ...

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Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual southern regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects in ...

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Rolling River

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Rolling River

Three states join hands to upgrade lower Mississippi River bridges with ITS   By John Latta     Four major bridges over the lower Mississippi River are getting ITS upgrades, including a Doppler radar system that will measure currents, providing data to help eliminate barges ...

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