The elected, three member Mississippi Transportation Commission announced Oct. 23 that it had awarded contracts for 13 maintenance projects throughout the state. Overseeing the work will be the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), which maintains and enhances road, bridge and rail infrastructure.

Just to the northwest of Washington, D.C., most drivers are all too familiar with brutal traffic on Maryland Route 355, where it's known as Wisconsin Avenue and Rockville Pike. Where MD Route 355 is known as Frederick Road, drivers can expect temporary stoppages after work ramped up on the construction of a new bridge over Little Bennett Creek in Hyattstown.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that several highway improvement projects have picked up steam again in the southern part of the state. "Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout south Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving driver safety and increasing Mississippians' quality of life," said Commissioner Tom King, chairman of the Mississippi Transportation Commission.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration's (MDOT SHA) MD 404 highway widening project has been recognized with an America's Transportation Award. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Socrata, AAA and the U.S.

Nearly one-third of the work has been completed on the Michigan Department of Transportation's $165 million 75 Rouge River-Detroit-Downriver Connection bridge project. It's an initiative that is repairing and upgrading four bridges that cross the Rouge River, vital railway lines and canals crucial to the auto and construction industry, and impact life in a residential/urban area in South End Detroit.

Fluor Corporation announced Aug. 28, that the Purple Line Transit Partners joint venture team, comprised of Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, and Star America Purple Line, LLC, broke ground on the Purple Line Light Rail project for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

DETROIT (AP) Detroit officials say they expect to begin construction this fall to finish a bike and pedestrian pathway with 7.5 mi. of property they recently acquired from a railroad company. The city announced June 22 that it reached a $4.3 million deal with railroad company Conrail to acquire the land.

In a wave of press releases, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) alerted the traveling public to a wide variety of construction projects that began July 10. The one that will likely affect the most motorists will be the stretch of I-75 from the Mackinac County line north to M-48 and another stretch on M-221 north to 7 1/2 Mile Road.

The state of Michigan has come up with a novel, cost-savings solution to alleviate heavy rush-hour traffic on a stretch of U.S. Highway 23 just northeast of Ann Arbor. With more than 60,000 cars and trucks traveling along an 8-mile-long corridor of U.S.

Given recent court litigation that has caused extensive and expensive delays in the $5.6 billion Purple Line project, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn outlined a path forward for the Purple Line. Rahn has warned that significant changes to the project would occur unless the court acted.

3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected vehicle technologies along more than 3 mi. of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 modernization project work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four months to improve safety for drivers and to test advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies on the connected and autonomous vehicles of the future.