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MDOT's Mackinac Island Repair Project Under Way

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $6 million to rebuild M-185 on Mackinac Island, addressing high-water and wave erosion damage on the shoreline. Roughly 4 mi....


With Help From Michigan AgrAbility, Area Loggers Overcome Injuries

For Duane Berg, owner and founder of Berg Logging in Gladstone, Mich., business was booming in 2010 — right up until he fell off a roof. "I got injured in November 2010. Besides [being] a logger, I was a construction worker, and I was helping one of my friends do a job," Berg said....


Construction Association of Michigan Debuts New 'Building Michigan' Podcast

The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) announced the launch of its new "Building Michigan" podcast series hosted by Kevin Koehler, president of CAM. Each episode of the Building Michigan podcast, produced for Michigan's construction industry by the Construction Association of Michigan, features current news and information regarding the latest construction techniques, methods and equipment, as well as economic updates and interviews with key people in Michigan's commercial construction industry....


MDOT Accelerated Rail Project Wins Engineering Award

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Quandel Consultants recently received the highest honor with the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/M) of Michigan for work on the Accelerated Rail Project....


Work Resumes On Michigan's Firesteel River Bridge

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing a $12.8 million project on M-26 over the east and west branches of the Firesteel River. The work is taking place in Ontonagon County in the western Upper Peninsula....


Pfizer Begins Construction On $450M Production Campus in Portage, Michigan

Pfizer has begun construction on the latest expansion of its massive, $450 million pharmaceutical production campus in the western Michigan town of Portage. Company officials, Michigan political and regional leaders were on hand March 31 for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new production facility — one that is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the region....


Michigan's M-30 Bridge Project at Tobacco River Resumes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) opened the M-30 temporary bridge over the Tobacco River in Gladwin County March 11, following a 10-month closure of the M-30 corridor due to several locations of bridge damage caused by flooding and infrastructure failures in May 2020....


EGLE Approves Permits for Mackinac Straits Tunnel

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced Jan. 29 that it has approved Enbridge Energy's application for certain permits required to build a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac....


Eliza Digs Along Michigan's $162M I-75 Modernization Project

An innovative $162 million tunnel boring project is well under way with construction crews mining the tunnel as others work to attach the remainder of a 400-ft. long train. The tunnel is part of the I-75 Modernization plan, the largest project in size and scope the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has tackled, which includes the replacement of 47 bridges, including 41 vehicular and six pedestrian bridges, as well as the replacement of two cloverleaf interchanges with diverging diamond interchanges....


Crews Race to Repair Edenville Dam Before Thaw

Emergency work on a failed dam in Midland County, Mich., has Fisher Contracting Co. crews working six days a week on a tight timeline under risky conditions. The Edenville Dam failed last spring after heavy rains led to a large May flood event....







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