Bulletins

Safety

Cut off Saw Safety

During the past couple of construction seasons, MITA has been involved with several serious injuries as a result of cut-off saws “kicking back.” Some of these injuries have been inches from death. MIOSHA has noticed and is considering action. To prevent more injuries and possible new regulations, please take the
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MITA in the News – 5/31-6/7

Roads See how your area Michigan road conditions rate from 1 to 10 (MLive, 6/4/24)   Work Zone Safety Keeping people safe on both sides of the barrel: A new bill wants to keep people aware of work zone speeds (FOX 47, 6/3/24) MITA Mention: Rob Coppersmith is the head
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MITA In The News – 5/24-5/31

Dams Fixing the dams: Michigan is on an infrastructure support mission (EGLE, 5/31/24)   Roads Michigan roads are deteriorating faster than they’re being fixed (MLive, 5/30/24) ATTACHED Whitmer pitches $100K ‘Shark Tank’ contest to generate ideas for road, mobility improvements (The Detroit News, 5/30/24) Mackinac Policy Conference Recap
Engineering

MDOT & MITA to Host Contractor APCM Forum – July 16th

MDOT and MITA will be hosting an AASHTOWare Project Construction and Materials (APCM) Forum to discuss contractor APCM project experiences, any contractor concerns with the recent APCM implementation, and/or any ideas for improvements. MDOT implemented APCM (MDOT’s replacement for FieldManager) on trunkline projects with the August 2023 letting. MITA has
Safety

Trench Safety Stand Down Week

National Trench Safety Stand Down Week is June 17 – 21, 2024. MIOSHA has reached out to MITA in search of events or sites that they could visit and provide training and zero risk of penalty site evaluations. They have participated in our members’ events for years, and we have
Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jack Fortier

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John A. “Jack” Fortier of Bacco Construction Company. Jack spent his entire professional career working for Bacco Construction Company, the last 23 years as President, retiring in 1996. Jack was past president and board member of the Michigan Road
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MITA In The News – 5/17-5/24

Water Infrastructure Water infrastructure bill aiming to help Michigan’s water resources passes committee (WWMT, 5/22/24)   Work Zone Safety/Construction Heading somewhere for Memorial Day? Your trip just got easier (WZZM 13, 5/22/24) Memorial Day weekend travel: Active construction zones, lane restrictions across Michigan (Click on Detroit, 5/23/24) Michigan lifts some
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MITA In The News – 5/10-5/17

Funding Lawmakers consider road usage tax to replace gas tax (9 and 10 News, 5/14/24) MITA Mention: “It is really an equitable way of charging a user fee for all vehicles on the road,” said Lance Binoniemi, VP of government affairs at the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. “Unfortunately, as
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MITA in The News – 5/3-5/10

Road Funding A mileage tax for Michigan motorists? Lawmakers want $5M for pilot program (Bridge Michigan, 5/10/24) Infrastructure Issues Sudden hole forces closure of bridge in Waterford Township (Oakland Press, 5/9/24) EVs VP Makes Detroit Campaign Stop; Announces $100M EV Auto Supplier Grants (MIRS, 5/6/24) ATTACHED
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MITA In The News – 4/26-5/3

Infrastructure Workforce Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Train Infrastructure Workers (WHMI, 4/30/24) MITA Mention: “As Michigan moves toward implementing a long-term, equitable, and sustainable infrastructure investment plan, we will need a strong workforce to fix our roads and bridges,” said Rob Coppersmith, Executive Vice President of the Michigan Infrastructure &
Safety

Mental Health Awareness Month – Events

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has created a great lineup of events tied to the Labor focus on Workplace Mental Health this month. Research consistently demonstrates the profound impact of mental health on workplace productivity, employee engagement and overall
Engineering

I-375 Reconnecting Communities (PDB) Project – Request For Proposals Is Now Posted!

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted the RFP for the Progressive Design-Build (PDB) I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project in the City of Detroit. The full RFP can be found here. If you have additional questions, please contact any member of the MITA engineering team: Rachelle VanDeventer | rachellevandeventer@thinkmita.org Glenn