Michigan Department of Transportation

Only hours after parts of Michigan experienced what is described as a 500-year flood, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) engineers were preparing emergency inspection and repair contracts. The floods damaged dozens of bridges, caused the failure of two privately owned dams and closed roads, as well as impacting infrastructure throughout Midland County.

Due to a number of factors, and in order to protect a critical state investment, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will not complete construction on northbound I-475 in Genesee County until approximately mid-summer 2020. MDOT began the $44 million reconstruction and repair project along I-475 in August 2018, with the majority of construction occurring during the 2019 construction season, including the closure and detour of each direction of the interstate.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state transportation economic development grant that will support more than 11,000 existing jobs in Wayne County. The grant will go toward infrastructure improvements related to Ford Motor Co.'s plans to transform its Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn into an open, high-tech campus that could one day house more than 20,000 designers, engineers and product development workers.

As part of its $3 billion I-94 Modernization Project, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is demolishing and reconstructing 14 bridges in Detroit in advance of the main work via the Advanced Bridges program between 2019 and 2022 to help minimize the traffic impact of the construction on local residents and businesses when the main project gets underway.

The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $90 million Interstate 696 Project — dubbed "Restore the Reuther" in Oakland and Macomb counties — is being executed by Interstate Highway Construction Inc. (IHC) and will be completed this fall.

Kalin Construction Company Inc. (KCC) crews started work on the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) $20 million reconstruction of a section of U.S.-131 last May, which is being rebuilt from William R. Monroe Boulevard to north of Hoffman Road.

The Michigan Department of Transportation began work this spring on the fourth in a series of experimental pavement projects designed to determine if thicker pavement equals a longer lifespan. The experiments grew out of Public Act 175, which was passed by the state legislature in 2015 and established the Roads Innovation Task Force.

Work is set to begin in March on Segment 2 of the $1.6 billion I-75 modernization project in Oakland County, Mich., part of the Detroit metropolitan area. The roadway is the most heavily used commuter route in the county, with 174,000 vehicles traveling it daily.

Collin Castle of the Michigan Department of Transportation and Alison Ragan of the Wyoming Department of Transportation were named the winners of the 2018 Transportation Vanguard Award during the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Atlanta Sept.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched its newly designed Mi Drive construction and traffic information website. With motorists in mind, the streamlined Mi Drive website makes it even easier to view traffic cameras and speeds, locate incidents and search construction projects — helping motorists know before they go.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $690,000 to replace the railroad crossing along the I-75 BL (U.S.-24 BR/Woodward Avenue) between the Pontiac Loop and South Boulevard in Oakland County, which is in very poor condition. The project includes removing and replacing the railroad crossing; upgrading and improving the railroad signal gates; sidewalk ramp upgrades to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; and pavement markings.