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Road commission worker killed by motor grader

Brian Ethridge - Sep 09, 2014

Road commission worker killed by motor grader

  A Kent County, Michigan, road commission worker has been killed after being hit by a motor grader at road construction site in Caledonia Township. The victim, Timothy Eugene Dougherty, 42, was working at the site when he was struck by the grader which ...

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There are no shortcuts through road construction

Brian Ethridge - Sep 04, 2014

There are no shortcuts through road construction

Police in Grand Blanc, Michigan, are starting to crack down on drivers looking for shortcuts through road construction. Officers are keeping an eye out for any commuters who may try to cut through business parking lots to avoid traffic. Drivers cutting ...

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New American-Canadian bridge inching closer toward construction

Brian Ethridge - Aug 14, 2014

New American-Canadian bridge inching closer toward construction

Michigan and Canadian officials are a tad bit closer to building a new Detroit-Windsor bridge. Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt have announced appointments to the International Authority which will oversee the $2.1 billion project. Mrs. Kristine Burr and ...

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Jackson County, Michigan to take on more than $29 million in highway projects this summer

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Jackson County, Michigan to take on more than $29 million in highway projects this summer

Jackson County, Michigan is set to begin $29 million in highway projects in the coming months, MLive reports. Related: VIDEO: Michigan DOT examines Ohio roadbuilding in latest ‘Reality Check’ update Federal, state, city and county funds are paying for the project, the ...

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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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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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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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Michigan lawmakers sign budget agreement, focus on transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2013

Michigan lawmakers sign budget agreement, focus on transportation

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers signed an agreement Tuesday to set targets for the state’s budget, Crain’s Detroit Business reported. The budget is expected to be completed by Wednesday of next week. House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-MI) said the agreement ...

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AASHTO hosts 9th annual Faces of Transportation photo contest

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 19, 2013

AASHTO hosts 9th annual Faces of Transportation photo contest

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AAASHTO) is hosting its ninth annual Faces of Transportation photography contest, which focuses on the people and projects that are making communities better and emphasizes the importance of transportation. Transportation department employees ...

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Terex names new district manager for Great Lakes

- Jun 18, 2010

Terex Roadbuilding named Agustin "Gus" Luis, Jr., as the company's new district manager in the Great Lakes region. Luis will be responsible for sales, training and dealer development in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. With the addition of Luis, Terex divided ...

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Missouri receives $31 million for high-speed rail projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2010

Missouri was awarded $31 million for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus." “We are very pleased. This is the best news we could have hoped for given the extreme competition for rail funding,” ...

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