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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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VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 26, 2013

VIDEO: MDOT launches Toward Zero Deaths campaign with fatality messages

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on Wednesday launched a statewide safety campaign that features traffic signs displaying the number of traffic fatalities on Michigan roadways. The campaign, “Toward Zero Deaths,” is an MDOT effort “to influence driver behavior and improve ...

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Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 18, 2013

Six projects receive mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards

Six transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual mid America 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 ...

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Mississippi’s I-269 project to be completed by FY2018

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 18, 2013

Mississippi’s I-269 project to be completed by FY2018

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said during an address to the DeSoto County Economic Development Council Infrastructure Committee that the I-269 project in Mississippi should be completed by the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Desoto Times Tribune reported. The project includes ...

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Mississippi DOT awards Granite Construction $22.4 million bridge demolition project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 13, 2010

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--Granite Construction Company has been awarded a $22.4 million contract by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the demolition of the U.S. 82 Greenville Bridge located approximately 100 miles northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. The scope of the project includes ...

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