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Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Brian Ethridge - Nov 19, 2014

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that could potentially generate around $1 billion a year for the state's transportation infrastructure. The measure, which passed in a 23-14 vote, would set the wholesale gasoline tax at 9 percent on April 1, 2015, ...

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Cement shortage could delay construction in Michigan

Wayne Grayson - Nov 17, 2014

Cement shortage could delay construction in Michigan

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage caused by what is being called a “perfect storm” of events. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan ...

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Flagman caught boozing on the job

Wayne Grayson - Oct 16, 2014

Flagman caught boozing on the job

Road construction zones are already unsafe enough without bringing alcohol into the mix. Yet that’s exactly what the flagman of a crew near Omena, Michigan, was recently caught doing. According to a report from UpNorthLive.com, a truck driver passing by a ...

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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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Salt prices to hurt road budgets

Brian Ethridge - Sep 24, 2014

Salt prices to hurt road budgets

With winter right around the corner, cold-weather states are starting to stockpile on rock salt to fight icy conditions. Unfortunately, several states will have to squeeze budgets due to skyrocketing prices. In Michigan, Ann Arbor area municipalities, school systems and road commissions ...

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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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