Michigan Department of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and university researchers have subjected a high-tech material to trial by fire and ice in a quest for better bridge components. Steel has historically been the go-to material for reinforcing and pre-tensioning concrete for highway bridges.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing a $60 million project that will improve I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road. Work includes reconstructing the freeway and ramps, preventive maintenance on all bridges in the project area and making operational improvements to the entrance and exit ramps at the I-96, Creyts Road and Waverly Road interchanges.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an emergency contract to begin debris removal at two bridge locations on M-30 in Midland and Gladwin counties, following a historic flooding event in May. M-30 structures over the Tittabawassee River in northern Midland County and over the Tobacco River in Gladwin County were both impacted by flooding.

Traffic is flowing again on U.S.-10 near Sanford as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reopened a portion of the freeway severely damaged in May flooding. Following completion of the first phase of emergency repairs, MDOT opened the eastbound lanes of U.S.-10 and will use crossovers to allow vehicles to travel in both directions until the westbound lanes can be repaired.

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.