Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cites several construction projects this weekend on I-94.
Wayne County motorists mapping out their weekend travel plans can keep the following construction projects in mind, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation: Source: Michigan Department of Transportation
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cited road work this weekend on local freeways and roads.
Wayne County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Interstate 94, as construction will prompt a lane closure between Moross Avenue to French Road. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, I-94 westbound will have a single-lane closure from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday and Saturday for lighting and sign work between the two roads. Both directions of Telegraph Road between Van Horn and West roads will also have single-lane closures beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement work. In the Dearborn Heights area, southbound Telegraph Road just north of Van Born Road will have a right-lane closure from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, MDOT stated in a news release. In neighboring Macomb County, northbound and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Freeway roadsides in the Metro Detroit area are scheduled for cleanup in mid-April.
Volunteers will give local freeway roadsides some TLC this month in Southeastern Michigan. As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program, the helpers--wearing bright vests as a safety precaution--will pick up trash from April 13 to 21. It is the first of other scheduled cleanups across the state. "The spirit of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers is Pure Michigan," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "They keep our roadsides looking great, and help MDOT direct its limited resources to fixing our roads." Volunteers in the program saved the state an estimated $5.6 million by collecting 65,000 bags of trash in 2012. MDOT provides yellow-green safety vests and trash bags while also …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Weight restrictions will be enforced on all state trunkline highways beginning March 26.
Tuesday, March 26
In an effort to curtail damage to Michigan's roads this spring, the Michigan Department of Transportation has imposed seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways. The weight restrictions will apply to state routes with an "M," "I," or "US" designation. In the restricted areas, the following will apply: All extended permits will be valid for oversize-only loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length, on the restricted routes. For weight restriction information and updates, call 1-800-787-8960, or visit MDOT's website at www.michigan.gov/truckers, and click on "…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The head of the Michigan Department of Education asserts that higher wages would encourage more people to become teachers. What do you think Wyandotte teachers average? Find out below.
The key to getting more qualified math and science teachers into Michigan schools is simple, according to state Superintendent Mike Flanagan: pay them more. Flanagan, who heads up the Michigan Department of Education, said Monday at an assembly of scientists at Michigan State University that Michigan schools need more math and science teachers. The problem, he said, is that most scientists and mathematicians don't consider teaching in public schools to be a viable career option. “We can do all we want with content standards, but the elephant in the room is that it won’t do much good if we don’t have enough math and science teachers in our schools,” Flanagan said while discussing science standards in K-12 schools, according to a release …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
#MetroMerge will allow residents and MDOT to interact on transportation issues.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has launched a new blog to allow residents to talk about transportation issues. The blog, #MetroMerge, is MDOT's hope to increase outreach to residents of MDOT's Metro Region, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. It can be read at www.michigan.gov/metromerge. MDOT already has a dedicated MDOT Metro Region Twitter site: www.twitter.com/MDOT_MetroDet. "To expand our social media footprint we have created an informal community page as a way to share information with you on all things transportation-related in the Metro Detroit Region," said Metro Region Engineer Tony Kratofil. "Through this blog we will be able to share the most up-to-date news with the public and respond to …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Would you purchase an autonomous car?
Is the introduction of self-driving cars a long way off? The Michigan Department of Transportation doesn't think so. MDOT announced Wednesday that it is conducting an online survey in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research to determine what's needed for a successful testing environment for autonomous vehicles in southeast Michigan. Autonomous vehicles have the ability to communicate with other vehicles and the surrounding environment to safely navigate to their destination. This technology holds the potential of drastically reducing traffic crashes by taking the human elements of reaction time and distraction out of the driving process. And the concept is not that far from reaching roadways. While research in the automotive …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The YouTube video was created to help motorists understand speed limits in work zones.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Michigan State Police, has posted a new safety video to the MDOT YouTube channel to help motorists understand speed limits in freeway work zones. "Working with our partners, we developed a sign strategy for improving safety along our freeways," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle, president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. "These signs are designed to help save lives, but only if motorists do their part and drive responsibly." The "Where Workers Present 45" speed limit applies when workers or active equipment are within about one vehicle width of the line of barrels in the work zone. If there is a concrete barrier …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Traffic will be rerouted onto Fort Street from 9 p.m. Friday through 9 p.m. Sunday.
If you use I-75 to get around Downriver, you might need to find a new route this weekend. An eight-mile stretch of the freeway will be closed in both directions between Fort Street in Rockwood (exit 28) and Eureka Road in Taylor (exit 36) for bridge beam setting, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. Friday through 9 p.m. Sunday. Lanes and ramps leading into the closure area will be closed starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Traffic will be detoured onto Fort Street. Local traffic can access southbound I-75 at West Road and northbound I-75 at Sibley Road. In addition to the closure, the right lane of southbound I-75 will be closed at Cicotte Road in Lincoln Park from 8 a.m. Saturday until…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Traffic will be moved onto the recently rebuilt left lanes in both directions from Goddard to Pennsylvania.
The second phase of the $40 million Fort Street reconstruction project is expected to get under way this week. Traffic will be shifted onto the recently rebuilt left lanes in both directions from Goddard to Pennsylvania. The change will allow workers to begin utility work under the two right lanes in both directions in advance of repaving, which is expected to begin in early fall. When the stretch from Goddard to Pennsylvania is completed in late fall, the project will then move in similar stages from Pennsylvania to Sibley. All work is set to be finished in the fall of 2013. When completed, the Michigan Department of Transportation project will have reconstructed four miles of Fort between Sibley and Goddard. The work spans five cities–…