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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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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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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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Construction begins on Black River Bridge

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 14, 2010

Construction on a new Black River Bridge in Port Huron, Mich., can now begin thanks to a signed agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of Transportation for a $30 million American Recovery ...

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