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First Bridge in Michigan's Bundling Pilot Project Opens to Traffic in Lapeer

The Bentley Street bridge over Farmers Creek in Lapeer, Mich., opened April 29, the first bridge to be repaired under the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge bundling pilot project. "We're very happy with the bridge," said Jeff Graham, Lapeer's director of public works, whose office is on Bentley Street....


Michigan Legislature Approves $4.8B Infrastructure Plan

LANSING (AP) Michigan lawmakers on March 24 approved $4.8 billion in spending, mostly for infrastructure upgrades, with an influx of federal pandemic and other funds that will go toward water systems, roads, parks and other priorities including affordable housing....


Excavation, Utility Work Complete On New $920M Hospital at University of Michigan

Despite lengthy delays tied to the pandemic, construction is under way in Michigan on a $920 million, 690,000-gross-sq.-ft. facility that will modernize inpatient and surgical care and increase patient access to those it serves....


Detroit's I-375 Project Advancing to Reconnect Communities

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the state of Michigan is moving forward with plans to replace the outdated I-375 freeway with an urban boulevard to spur economic development and provide easier access between adjacent areas of Detroit....


Michigan Department of Transportation Begins Bridge Bundling Pilot

A Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) initiative to bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective is under way. A pilot project, the first of its kind in Michigan, encompasses 19 bridges owned by local agencies....


Michigan's Aggregate Industry Holds Conference, Trade Show

Despite a pending severe winter storm, representatives of Michigan's aggregates industry made a strong showing at the Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) annual conference and trade show. Held at the MGM Grand in Detroit Feb....


MITA Encourages Discussion at Conference, Trade Show

The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association's (MITA) annual conference and trade show was back at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., for 2022. Held Jan. 19 to 20, the event featured a series of educational sessions focused on a range of subjects including safety, legislative and legal issues and updates from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


Work Continues On $5.7B Gordie Howe International Bridge Between Detroit and Windsor, Canada

Despite less than ideal weather conditions, construction crews in Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Canada, are working through the winter on the $5.7 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The design-build project is being led by Dragados Canada, Fluor and Aecon....


USACE Wins $561M for Midwest Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit District is receiving $561 million in fiscal year 2022 of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (DRSAA) funds for work in Michigan and on the Great Lakes....


MDOT Drives Future of Durable Bridges With Carbon Fiber

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is leading the way in carbon fiber reinforced bridge beams — an evolutionary step forward — with the goal of a 100-year bridge in sight. "The aim is bridges that last a century with minimal maintenance," said State Transportation Director Paul C....







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