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Michigan Governor Announces $290M to Rebuild Water Infrastructure, Supporting 4,350 Jobs

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announce a $290 million expansion of the MI Clean Water Plan, utilizing existing authority from the bipartisan, voter-approved 2002 Great Lakes Water Quality Protection Bond. These resources will help communities across the state ensure …

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MSU Mobility Adds Michigan DOT Executives to Advisory Council

LANSING, MI — Michigan State University has added several new faces to its MSU Mobility Advisory Council, including Alta eMobility’s Vice President Mike Bucci, Magna International’s Director of Research and Development Jim Quesenberry and Senior Director of Engineering for New Mobility Jake Dadd, as well as Michigan Department of Transportation …

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C.A. Hull and Anlaan Corporation Team Up to Revamp Bridge Infrastructure on I-94 in Southern Michigan

Along Interstate 94 in Calhoun County, the joint venture team of Anlaan Corporation and C.A. Hull is currently in the middle of working on a project for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The team has gone to great lengths to minimize disruption to traffic in the project area, which …

I-94 Rebuilding Project in Berrien County Begins

COLOMA, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun rebuilding 8.5 miles of I-94 and four bridges, as well as repairing nine other bridges, between Puetz Road in Stevensville and Britain Avenue in Benton Township, Berrien County.

This year's work will consist of rebuilding eastbound and westbound I-94 …

Transportation Grant will Support Redevelopment Efforts at Site of Former Palace of Auburn Hills

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the award of a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grant that will support critical redevelopment efforts at the site of the former Palace of Auburn Hills with the potential to create up to 963 new jobs and spark $278 …

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Detroit's Second Avenue Bridge Wins NSBA Prize Bridge Award

DETROIT, MI — The HDR-designed Second Avenue Bridge in Detroit, Michigan, has been named the 2024 Prize Bridge (Medium Span) by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).

The Second Avenue Bridge over I-94 is the first unbraced, network tied-arch bridge constructed on …

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Michigan DOT Utilizes Digital Delivery to Reconstruct Interstate 696 in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on a construction project on Interstate 696 (I-696), also known as the Walter P. Reuther Freeway. The 28-mile interstate highway is in the Detroit area, and the project is occurring in and around the Western terminus in Farmington Hills.

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Michigan DOT Supports Gov. Whitmer for Authorizing the Final $700M of the Rebuilding Michigan Program

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to continue the successful Rebuilding Michigan program with $700 million more in investments in some of the state’s busiest roads and bridges, which she announced during the 2024 State of the State Address.

"Since my …

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Toebe Construction Reconstructs Corridor on Historic US-127 Outside of Lansing, Michigan

The North-South U.S. Route 127 (US-127) runs from Michigan to Tennessee, passing through Michigan’s state capital, Lansing, and connecting Northern and Central Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on a stretch of US-127 just south of Lansing, encompassing areas within both Ingham and Clinton counties.

Revitalizing an …
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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Michigan

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

Michigan DOT Receives USDOT Rural Transportation Grant for 2025 M-72/M-22 Project in Traverse City, Elmwood Township

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive a $14.4 million Rural Surface Transportation Grant under the Multimodal Discretionary Grants Program (MPDG) toward the planned 2025 rebuilding of M-72/M-22 in Traverse City and Elmwood Township.

"This project is …

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Michigan DOT, City of Detroit, and Electreon Unveil the Nation’s First Public EV-Charging Roadway at Michigan Central

DETROIT, MI — Detroit Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director Brad Wieferich, and other partners celebrated a major milestone in the future of mobility and electrification at the Michigan Central innovation district in Detroit as crews have finished installing the nation’s first wireless-charging public roadway. …

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Michigan DOT Wraps Up Work on the $82M Interstate 496 Rebuilding Project

The $82 million Interstate 496 Rebuilding Project nearing completion in Lansing, Michigan, has met its benchmarks and drivers are enjoying the upgrades. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reported the long-term benefits include improvements to vehicle and pedestrian safety and operations.

I-496 in Lansing was originally completed in 1970. The …

I-69 Rebuilding Project in Eaton, Calhoun Counties Wraps Up

MARSHALL, MI — After three years of barrels, lane closures, and bridge detours, the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) three-year, $210 million investment to rebuild I-69 between Island Highway in Charlotte, Eaton County, and I-94 in Marshall, Calhoun County, has wrapped up.

Crews will be returning in 2024 to …

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Michigan Governor Joins the Grand Opening of the Second Avenue Bridge Over I-94 in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined federal, state, and local officials on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit to celebrate the completion of the Second Avenue bridge over I-94. Officials on hand included Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Shailen Bhatt, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director …

I-94 Expansion, Portage Road Interchange Project Reaches Substantial Completion

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to widen I-94 to six lanes from Lovers Lane to Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo County, as well as to rebuild the Portage Road interchange, has reached substantial completion, clearing the way to reopen all three eastbound and westbound I-94 lanes, …

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Flex Route to Help Traffic Flow on US 23 in Livingston County

U.S. 23 is a north-south highway running from Jacksonville, Florida, to the northernmost point in Michigan. In Livingston County, Michigan – about 50 miles west of Detroit – U.S. 23 is the only major north-south route and it's plagued with congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the …

Governor and Michigan DOT Announces Loans to Repair and Improve Infrastructure in Ontonagon and Oakland Counties

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announce the award of $4 million in Michigan State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loans that will repair and improve roads and sidewalks for local communities.

“Michigan State Infrastructure Bank loans are a vital tool to help local communities …

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Michigan Governor Signs 'Make it in Michigan' Budget

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bipartisan general government state budget for Fiscal Year 2024 to grow the economy, lower costs, deliver on kitchen-table issues, and help residents “Make it in Michigan.” The FY24 budget, when combined with the education budget previously signed by the governor, lowers …

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Michigan DOT Names Brunner as New COO

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) names Gregg Brunner as Chief Operations Officer (COO), succeeding current MDOT Director Bradley C. Wieferich. Brunner has served as the acting COO since December 2022 and brings more than 24 years of experience and leadership with the state of Michigan …

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New Lock at the Soo Major Construction Continues

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New Lock at the Soo project remains on schedule as major construction continues with phases 2 and 3 this season.

Joint ventures Kokosing-Alberici (Upstream Approach Walls, Phase 2), and Kokosing, Alberici, Traylor (New Lock, Phase 3) …

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Toebe Construction LLC Rebuilds I-69 Near Lapeer County for a Smoother Ride

Lapeer County is approximately one hour north of Detroit. Interstate 69 runs east-west through the county before heading south through the state capital and to the Indiana border. Other major roadways in the area include Michigan 24 and Michigan 53. The north-south routes run straight through Detroit. The Michigan Department …

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Michigan Governor Announces First U.S.-Canada Electric Vehicle Corridor

DETROIT, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra, and Mayor Mike Duggan in Detroit to announce the first Binational Electric Vehicle Corridor between the U.S. and Canada. The new electric vehicle (EV) corridor will stretch from …

Michigan Governor Announces Wieferich as Director of Michigan DOT

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces that Brad Wieferich will lead the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) as its new Director.

“Brad is a smart, dedicated leader that has helped keep Michigan roads safe for nearly three decades,” Whitmer said. “With his expertise, I know that Michigan will continue …

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Michigan DOT’s I-275 Rebuild Project Shifts Into New Phase

In Michigan's Wayne County, the latest phase of construction on the extensive Interstate 275 Rebuilding Project is in full swing. The four-year, multiple-phase, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project, also known as “Revive 275”, began construction in July 2021. This $281 million road improvement undertaking – scheduled for completion in …

US-131 Rebuilding in Kalamazoo County Begins

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently began work to rebuild and repave 13.4 miles of US-131 from the Rocky River in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, to Shaver Road in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County. The two-year, $51 million investment will start this year at the Rocky River …

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Michigan DOT Reconstructs I-196 in Ottawa County

The rebuilding of seven miles of highway on Interstate 196 in Ottawa County, Michigan, is scheduled for completion this fall.

“This project was selected based on its remaining years of service life for the existing pavement, as well as the pavement conditions, which required extensive repairs,” says Cole Shafer, …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $73M to Fund the Lafayette Avenue Bridge Project in Michigan

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

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Michigan DOT Awarded Grant to Replace Vital Community Pedestrian Bridge over I-696

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will receive a $21.7 million award under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. The grant will provide funding to rebuild the Victoria Park Plaza Bridge along Church Street over I-696, which connects an Orthodox Jewish community …

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Hoffman Bros. and Michigan DOT Partner to Improve M-43 in Ingham County

A $14.7 million project by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface a 3-mile stretch of M-43 and reduce flooding in this section of Ingham County.

“We undertook this project to improve pavement conditions along the M-43 corridor through Meridian Township,” says Aaron Jenkins, Spokesman for MDOT.

In …

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New Lock at the Soo Project Reauthorized in WRDA 2022 at $3.219B

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District's New Lock at the Soo Project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, has been reauthorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2022. The project reauthorization amount is $3.219 billion.

An authorization sets how much money agencies …

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Barton Malow Wins 2022 Governor’s Service Award

DETROIT, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission announces 46 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations as recipients of the 2022 Governor's Service Awards and applauded their commitment to volunteerism, service, or philanthropy. At the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan, Barton Malow was recognized with a Corporate …

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Belle Isle Multimodal Mobility Study to Develop Transportation and Circulation Improvements

DETROIT, MI — The historic Belle Isle Park, a 982-acre island located in the Detroit River, has realized increasing transportation network and parking demands due to a significant rise in visitors since it became a state park in 2014. To accommodate and enhance visitor access and travel throughout the park, …

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Four Join the Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor

LANSING, MI — A long-serving Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director, an MDOT leader and problem-solver, a supporter of railroad safety, and an advocate for transportation systems and improving career opportunities for minorities and women were among those inducted into the Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor.

The Hall of Honor, …

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New Lock at the Soo Phase 3 Contractor Mobilizes

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicks off Phase 3 construction for the New Lock at the Soo as the contractor mobilizes to the Soo Locks.

Kokosing Alberici Traylor, LLC (KAT), a joint venture headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, began moving major equipment to the site via …

Bridge Bundling Pilot Program Wraps up with St. Joseph Project Completion

LANSING, MI — The Nottawa Road bridge in St. Joseph County, under repair since late August, recently reopened to traffic as the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge bundling pilot project reached its successful conclusion for the year.

The Nottawa Road bridge over the Prairie River, built in 1963, was …

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Michigan Governor Officially Reopens I-69 After Undertaking Historic Repairs

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined Congressman Dan Kildee, Senator Minority Leader Jim Ananich, and Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley to officially reopen all lanes of I-69 in each direction between Fenton Road and M-54 after construction crews completed work to fix the roads on this section of freeway. …

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AASHTO Honors Michigan DOT with 2022 President’s Transportation Awards in Equity and Partnerships

LANSING, MI — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) presented two 2022 President’s Transportation Awards to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for work in equity and building partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The awards were announced at the organization’s annual meeting.

"It …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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Michigan Pilot Program Reduces Bridge Repair Backlog

For the first time in state history, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has embarked on a bridge bundling pilot project to improve conditions on 19 bridges owned by local agencies.

“It comes down to public safety and trust in the transportation system,” says Beckie Curtis, MDOT director of …

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Michigan Governor Celebrates Completion of US-31 Project

BENTON HARBOR, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Representative Fred Upton recently celebrated the completion of the US-31 project in Berrien County linking the highway to I-94. For decades, the project was stalled, but is now getting done because of the governor’s $3.5-billion Rebuilding Michigan Plan and funding secured by …

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Michigan Governor, USDOT Secretary, Local Leaders Celebrate Michigan Winning Funding for Historic I-375 Project

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and local Detroit leaders announce that Michigan won a $105-million competitive federal grant to fund the I-375 modernization project in Detroit. The project will replace the outdated I-375 freeway with an accessible boulevard, spurring economic development and …

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USDOT Awards $104.6M INFRA Grant to I-375 Community Reconnection Project, Creating Better Economic Opportunity for Detroit Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the Michigan Contractor & Builder area, a $104.6 million INFRA grant was awarded to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the I-375 …

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Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

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Majerczyk Receives Top Michigan DOT Employee Award

LANSING, MI — Traverse City-area resident Nathan Majerczyk is among four recipients of the 2022 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director's Award, the department's highest employee honor for outstanding service. MDOT established the annual award more than 30 years ago to recognize those who exhibit leadership and exemplary public service. …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Accelerated Construction and Complicated Bridge Move Minimize I-94 Impacts as Z Contractors Builds Michigan’s First Network Tied-Arch Bridge

For a week in July 2022, the only traffic on a stretch of Interstate 94 near Wayne State University in Detroit was a 2,500-ton bridge skeleton traveling on self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs).

General contractor Z Contractors, Inc., of Shelby Township, Michigan, built the new Second Avenue bridge skeleton in …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $52M in Funding for Four Projects in Michigan

LANSING, MI — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $52 million to support four projects in Michigan from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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Two Projects in Michigan Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with each …

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I-96 Rebuild in Kent County Brings Increased Life Span to Heavily Used Roadway

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been working on two projects in Kent County. In a statement, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “These projects in Kent County will improve ride quality, reduce congestion, and extend the service life of this critical roadway.”

Located in western Michigan and part of the …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District Welcomes New Commander

DETROIT, MI — Lt. Col. Brett Boyle recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, in a Change of Command ceremony. Boyle comes to Detroit after serving as a Chief Observer, Coach, and Trainer for the Protection Warfighting Function, at the Army’s Mission Command Training …

Three Michigan Airports Receive Award to Improve Infrastructure

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announce three Michigan airports were awarded $63 million through U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Nearly $1 billion in grants will expand capacity at the nation’s airport terminals, increase …

Governor Whitmer Tours Mound Road After Delivering $32M in Recent Bipartisan Budget to Fix and Expand Roadway

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently toured road repair work on Mound Road in Sterling Heights. As part of the governor’s fourth bipartisan and balanced budget, she secured $32 million for the Innovate Mound project, which is reconstructing the high-traffic road between I-696 and M-59 and adding a fourth …

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Corps of Engineers Promotes Ryckeghem to Operations Manager, Soo Project Office

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District hires LeighAnn Ryckeghem to the newly named Operations Manager position at the Soo Locks.

The Operations Manager, formerly known as the Area Engineer, is responsible for overseeing all Corps of Engineers operations and maintenance activities as well …

New Lock at the Soo Phase 1 Construction Nears Completion

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — With only closeout items remaining, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District’s New Lock at the Soo substantially completes its first phase of construction.

“We are waiting on final survey results and anticipate they will show the deepened areas as complete, really only …

Michigan Governor Kicks Off Grand Opening of Michigan Regional Carpenters and Millwrights’ Training Center in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — Governor Whitmer joined labor leaders and local elected officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights' (MRCC) new training center in northwest Detroit. The 145,000-square-foot training center is home to classrooms, training areas, and some of the most advanced methods …

Efficiency Production, Inc. Hosts Municipal Underground Expo for Michigan DPW Personnel

MASON, MI — Efficiency Production, in conjuncture with the Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA), recently hosted Municipal Underground Expo (formerly Municipal Safety Day) for Michigan communities’ Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. Offering training sessions at the event were Efficiency Production, AIS Equipment Company, and …

Corps of Engineers Awards $1.068B of the New Lock at the Soo Phase 3 Contract

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District anticipates Phase 3 construction will start this summer with the recent awarding of the $1.068-billion contract of the New Lock at the Soo Phase 3 project.

Kokosing Alberici Traylor, LLC (KAT), a joint venture headquartered in Westerville, …

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The Detroit Demolition Department Aids Redevelopment and Enhances Safety in Neighborhoods Throughout the City

Knocking down vacant houses to make way for new construction or community gardens or just green space, the Detroit Demolition Department aids in the city’s neighborhood redevelopment, enhancing safety, value and health.

“We do this as a matter of quality of life,” says LaJuan Counts, Director of the Demolition …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Detroit Begins $70M 2022 Road Improvement Program to Resurface 66 Miles of Major and Residential Streets

DETROIT, MI — The City of Detroit has begun its 2022 road improvement and construction season with plans to complete $70 million in road resurfacing. This year, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will repave 65 miles of major and residential roads. It also will build three new streetscapes along …

Michigan Governor Announces Herbison Road Bridge Fully Repaired in Clinton County Under Rebuilding Michigan Bridges Program

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces the reopening of the Herbison Road bridge over the Looking Glass River to traffic. This is the fourth, and largest, bridge repaired this year under the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Rebuilding Michigan Bridges program.

"The reopening of the Herbison Road bridge is …

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing

LANSING, MI — Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II recently inspected the progress made on the I-69 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Lansing. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding Michigan projects that invest a historic $3.5 billion into Michigan’s Infrastructure — without raising taxes.

“I wanted to come visit the …

I-69 Rebuild Generates Much Needed Roadway Improvements Between Marshall and Charlotte Counties

Every motorist appreciates a smooth ride, particularly when a road had previously been in poor condition. However, the time when a road is under repair can be frustrating, as it often results in back-ups and or detours. Therefore, the quicker the road repair is completed, the happier motorists are. Completing …

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Michigan Governor Announces I-375 Modernization Project Advancing in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces 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. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has concluded their environmental …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Building Michigan Together Plan, Includes Largest Infrastructure Investments in State History

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan plan to invest nearly $5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit families in every region of the state. The historic plan will improve transportation, water, and high-speed internet infrastructure …

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Corps of Engineers Selects Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel Project EIS Contractor

MACKINAW CITY, MI — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, expects the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for Enbridge Line 5’s tunnel permit application to begin soon following its selection of a contractor to prepare the EIS. The Detroit District, responsible for the tunnel project permit request …

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Michigan DOT Bridge Bundling Pilot Projects Starting

LANSING, MI — A Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) initiative to bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective is getting underway.

A pilot project, the first of its kind in Michigan, encompasses 19 bridges owned by local agencies. MDOT expects bridge bundling, which covers several bridge locations under …

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Michigan Governor Announces I-96 Flex Route Project to Begin in Oakland County

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces that work will begin to rebuild eastbound and westbound I-96 between Kent Lake Road and the I-275/M-5/I-696 interchange in Oakland County, as part of her Rebuilding Michigan program. When completed, this portion of I-96 will become the latest flex route in the state, …

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Michigan Governor's Investments in West Michigan to Bring Jobs, Housing, Economic Growth to Downtown Grand Rapids, Hastings

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce three revitalization projects in West Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). The projects are expected to generate a total capital investment of $35.9 million, bringing new economic activity to downtown corridors …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

Michigan Governor Announces Biggest Ever Investment in Michigan’s Bridges

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces that the state of Michigan is expected to receive $563.1 million over five years to build, repair, or replace bridges. This is the biggest ever investment in Michigan’s bridges, made possible by passage of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Federal Highway Administration …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

ALPENA, MI — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

Michigan Governor Announces Funding to Fix Roads and Support 729 Jobs in Berrien and Wayne Counties

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have awarded two state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) grants that will support a total of 729 new and existing jobs in Berrien and Wayne Counties. The grants will help fund infrastructure improvements related to an expansion …

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Michigan DOT Updates US 41/M-28 in Marquette Township

Situated in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan off Lake Superior, Marquette Township is the largest of the townships – by population – located in the area. Marquette Township is also home to multiple retail centers that draw customers from all over the area. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently …

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City of Kalamazoo, City of Battle Creek Water Projects Receive Project of the Year Award from MI APWA

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — Jones & Henry Engineers earned 2021 Project of the Year awards in two categories for projects with the City of Kalamazoo and the City of Battle Creek by the American Public Works Association, Michigan Chapter. The Annual APWA Great Lakes Expo event, along with the …

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Michigan DOT Relocates US 31 in Berrien County

Aiming to provide easier travel in the southwest portion of the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has undertaken the U.S. 31 Relocation project to connect with Interstate 94.

“About 39 million tons of commodities move between Indiana and Michigan on I-94 and U.S. 31,” says Kenton McAndrew, …

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STC Adopts Final Five-Year Transportation Program and State Long-Range Transportation Plan

LANSING, MI — The State Transportation Commission (STC) adopted the final versions of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Program (5YTP) and the Michigan Mobility 2045 Plan (MM2045), also known as the State Long-Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP). Throughout the development of the documents, MDOT incorporated public …

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Michigan Governor Announces Initiative for Nation-Leading Wireless EV Charging Infrastructure in Michigan

PONTIAC, MI — While participating in the opening ceremony at Motor Bella, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new initiative to develop the nation’s first wireless charging infrastructure on a public road in the U.S. right here in Michigan. The development of a wireless dynamic charging roadway in Michigan is a …

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Michigan DOT Rebuilds I-69 Between Calhoun and Eaton Counties

A stretch of Interstate 69 in Michigan's Calhoun and Eaton Counties, southwest of Lansing, has been in rough condition for some time. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projected the costly repair would be an eight- to 10-year project. Rebuilding the road was put off until now.

The most direct …

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Michigan DOT Gives Update on US-31 Connection and I-94 Rebuilding Project in Berrien County

BERRIEN COUNTY, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently gave an update on the three-year, $121.5-million investment to rebuild I-94 Business Loop (BL) (Main Street), connect US-31 to I-94, and rebuild I-94 between Britain Avenue and I-196 in Benton Township, Berrien County.

Work this year has included rebuilding …

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Zimmer Receives Top Michigan DOT Employee Award

LANSING, MI — Port Huron native and Midland resident Kimberly Zimmer has received the 2021 Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Director's Award, the department's highest employee honor for outstanding service. MDOT established the annual award more than 30 years ago to recognize those who exhibit leadership and exemplary public service. …

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Michigan DOT Reconstructs M-37 in Barry and Kent Counties

One of the challenges states face when it comes to growing and maintaining their infrastructure is financial uncertainty. The Rebuilding Michigan program, which runs from 2020-2024, is being financed in part through the issuance of bonds and offers more certainty. The objective of the program is to rebuild the state’s …

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Michigan DOT Gives Update on I-69 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Eaton and Calhoun Counties

CHARLOTTE, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation recently gave an update on the three-year Rebuilding Michigan project to rebuild 25 miles of I-69 in Calhoun and Eaton counties.

Work this year includes rebuilding northbound and southbound I-69 from Ainger Road in Olivet to Island Highway in Charlotte, Eaton County. …

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Michigan Governor Announces Historic $150M Investment in Local Parks and Trails

LANSING, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces a historic investment in community parks and recreation facilities, proposing $150 million in federal relief dollars from President Biden's American Rescue Plan be dedicated to addressing critical needs in local park systems. This investment will create good-paying, blue collar jobs across the state. …

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Michigan DOT Partners with J&N Construction and DJ McQuestion and Sons to Rebuild US 31

Located in northern Michigan, just off Lake Michigan, is Charlevoix County. The area draws droves of tourists in the summertime. Tourists, commuters, and commercial traffic alike use U.S. 31 to get to and from Charlevoix County. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the middle of a project along …

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Michigan Governor Visits I-75/M-46 Project in Saginaw and M-185 Project on Mackinac Island

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently visited the I-75/M-46 construction project in Saginaw and the M-185 construction project on Mackinac Island.

At the I-75/M-46 project, Whitmer discussed her Rebuilding Michigan plan to rebuild state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. …

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Michigan DOT Rebuilds Southbound I-196

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of the southbound I-196 Rebuilding and Improvements project. Located in southwest Michigan just inland off of Lake Michigan, this project is one that commuters have been waiting to see happen for some time.

In 2012, the northbound side of I-196 …

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Michigan Governor Visits Three Rebuilding Michigan Construction Sites

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently visited three Rebuilding Michigan projects: the M-59 Hall Road project in Clinton Township, the US-131/M-179 Interchange project in Wayland Township, and the US-127 project in Clare.

M-59 Hall Road Project
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Gov. Whitmer Reviews Progress of I-196 Rebuilding Michigan Project in Allegan County

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently traveled the I-196 construction project in Allegan County to discuss her Rebuilding Michigan plan to rebuild state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic.

"We are rebuilding Michigan’s roads and bridges to keep our families …

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Christman-Brinker Joint Venture Partners with Ford Motor Co. to Reimagine the Michigan Central Station

The Ford Motor Co. has launched a multimillion restoration of the Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown area to its former magnificence and will use it as a base for its automated vehicles and other high-tech mobility developments, bringing old and new Detroit together in an exciting project.

“This is …

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Michigan DOT Announces New Office of Rail Director

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces Peter Anastor as the new Director over the MDOT Office of Rail.

Having more than 25 years of state service, Anastor most recently worked with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). He began his career at the State …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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2020 Michigan DOT Projects Put Focus on Safety

LANSING, MI — Using targeted technology as well as low-cost, system-wide improvements, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across the Upper Peninsula in 2020 have been designed to make roads safer.

MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state Toward Zero Deaths (TZD). MDOT's …

Michigan DOT Chief Bridge Engineer Honored by National Bridge Institute for Career Contributions

LANSING, MI — Matt Chynoweth, the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Chief Bridge Engineer, has been named one of the American Segmental Bridge Institute's (ASBI) 2020 Leadership Award recipients for outstanding career contributions.

Chynoweth, a 17-year veteran of the department, is Director of the department's Bureau of Bridges …

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Governor Whitmer Visits I-96 and 196 Interchange Rebuild Project in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited the newly completed interchange of three routes on the east side of Grand Rapids. The I-196, I-96, and M-44 rebuild was built to last 50 years or longer, taking away the need to disrupt thousands of travelers with frequent construction.

“This is …

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Governor Whitmer Visits the Rebuilding Michigan I-496 Improvement Project in Lansing

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently visited I-496 in Lansing to see the nearly completed construction of the first project in her Rebuilding Michigan plan.

“Every Michigander deserves to drive to work and drop their kids at school without popping a tire or cracking a windshield. This transformation, made …

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Michigan DOT Reconstructs US 31 and I-94 in Berrien County

Many construction projects are proposed but never move forward or are delayed. There are a host of reasons why projects may suffer this fate though money – or lack thereof – is often the issue. Even so, the U.S. 31 reconstruction in Berrien County, Michigan, has been a long time …

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Michigan DOT Improves M-28 Near Munising

A $15.5 million reconstruction of a major route in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula combines utility work, rehabilitation of the road, streetscapes and a roundabout to improve traffic flow and safety for the motoring public on M-28.

“This started as a resurfacing project, but in meeting with local officials, they expressed a …

Governor Whitmer Announces Historic $500M Investment to Rebuild Michigan’s Water Infrastructure

LANSING, MI — Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with bipartisan and bicameral partners, announces MI Clean Water, a $500-million comprehensive water infrastructure investment in Michigan's water systems from source to tap. The MI Clean Water plan marks a significant investment after decades of under-investment in Michigan's infrastructure.

“Since the first day …

Michigan DOT Receives Federal $15.6M Grant for Safety Improvements Along Rail Corridor

LANSING, MI — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awards a $15.6-million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for trespass prevention and pedestrian safety enhancements along the Michigan Line accelerated rail corridor.

The grant will allow MDOT …

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Michigan DOT Updates 50-Year-Old I-496 with Pave the Way Project

Commuters typically welcome infrastructure projects as they make their travels safer and faster. However, the work needed to complete an infrastructure upgrade normally inconveniences commuters. When the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) structured the Pave the Way project, minimizing inconvenience was a major consideration on how the work was scheduled. …

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Grants to Villages and Small Cities for Road Repair

LANSING, MI — Twenty-three villages and cities across the state with populations less than 10,000 will receive road funding grants awarded through the Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) program. Established by the state Legislature in 2018 and administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the CSIF is a stop-gap …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Michigan DOT Relocates US 2 Away from Shoreline for Improved Safety

After being alerted by a State Police Trooper that something strange seemed to be happening with U.S. 2 near the town of Epoufette about nine years ago, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided to move the road farther away from the Lake Michigan shoreline.

“Not having any major issues …

Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Economic Development Grant that will Support 4,950 New Jobs in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state transportation economic development grant to the City of Detroit that will support 4,950 new jobs on the city's east side. The grant will help fund infrastructure improvements related to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) new and expanded …

USDOT Awards $5.5M to Michigan’s Intelligent Woodward Corridor Project in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT, MI — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awards a $5.5-million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation for its Intelligent Woodward Corridor Project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to 10 …

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MDOT Receives $1M Innovation Grant for Second Avenue Bridge Project in Detroit

DETROIT, MI — The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that they have awarded the State of Michigan a $1-million Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) grant for the ongoing replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit. Over the next 18 months, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) …

Governor Whitmer Announces Administrative Action to Fix Roads

LANSING, MI — Governor Whitmer recently delivered her second State of the State address to the Michigan Legislature, where she announced a series of administrative actions. In her speech, the governor announced plans to ask the State Transportation Commission to issue state road bonds, financed without an increase at the …

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Economic Development Grants

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding state transportation economic development grants in Wayne County, Detroit and Calhoun County.

Wayne County Grant – Ford Research and Engineering Center
This grant will support more than 11,000 existing jobs in Wayne County. It will go toward infrastructure improvements …
State Transportation Economic Development Grant to Improve I-496/Creyts Road Interchange

EATON COUNTY, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a state transportation economic development fund grant that will support 297 new jobs in Eaton County. The Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grant totaling $502,443 will help leverage nearly $115 million in private investment.

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USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Grants to Villages, Small Cities for Road Repair

LANSING, MI — Twenty-three villages and cities across the state with populations less than 10,000 will receive road funding grants through a second round of funding awarded through the new Community Service Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) program. Established by the state Legislature in December 2018 and administered by the Michigan Department …

Two Major Michigan DOT Projects Begin in Grand Rapids

LANSING, MI — The 2019 construction season is in full swing in the Grand Rapids area with two major Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects recently beginning.
"These two significant projects will greatly improve the system as west Michigan continues to grow," said MDOT Grand Region Engineer Erick Kind. …

Gov. Whitmer Announces Transportation Economic Development Grants

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded two state transportation economic development fund grants that will support 66 new jobs in the city of Beaverton and 62 new jobs in the city of Coldwater. The Beaverton grant totaling $484,956 will leverage more than $17 million in …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …