Bulletins

Labor

Union Agreement Wage Rate Updates Effective June 1, 2021

TO: Union Contractors FROM: Michael A. Nystrom, Executive Vice President/Secretary DATE: May 27, 2021 RE: Union Agreement Wage Rate Updates Effective June 1, 2021 This is a reminder that in accordance with the current Union Agreements between MITA and the Unions below, the following updates will become effective the first
Labor

Detroit Carpenters Road Contract

TO:          Union Contractors FROM:    Michael A. Nystrom, Executive Vice President/Secretary DATE:     May 27, 2021 RE:        Detroit Carpenters Road Contract ———————————————————————————- The new Detroit Carpenters Road Contract has been finalized and has been posted to the MITA website. The new contract and
Engineering

MDOT RFQ: Michigan Line Railroad over Jackson and Mechanic Streets

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from entities (“Submitters”) interested in submitting proposals for the construction of the Amtrak/Michigan Line including the replacement of the Jackson Street and Mechanic Street structures, retaining walls, track improvements, and municipal utility modification in the City of Jackson,
Safety

MIOSHA Lifts Mask Requirements for Vaccinated Workers

Governor Whitmer announced updates to the COVID-19 emergency orders today. Most notably employers are no longer required to mandate masks for fully vaccinated workers, and MIOSHA has removed the requirement that employers must create a “policy prohibiting in-person work for employees to the extent that their work activities can feasibly
Safety

MIOSHA COVID-19 Proposed Permanent Rule to Be Withdrawn

MITA along with many other business groups have been working diligently to stave off permanent MIOSHA rules concerning COVID-19. A public hearing was scheduled for May 26th as the next step in the process of implementing a permanent standard enforceable by MIOSHA safety officers. However, legislative leaders and the Governor
Engineering

MDOT to Implement “Fully Electronic Contracting”

MDOT has announced that they will be implementing a new “fully electronic” contract award process for all construction contracts for projects let in the June 4, 2021, bid letting and all subsequent bid lettings. MDOT’s Contractor Announcement that explains and details the specific steps the prime contractor must follow in this
Engineering

Tax Liability on Construction Materials

This bulletin will serve as MITA’s annual reminder to our contractor members of the issue of tax liability on construction materials that are being incorporated in projects of tax-exempt owners. Contractors performing work for public agencies, nonprofits, churches and schools are often faced with this precarious issue. Many of these
Membership, Safety

MITA to Host Traffic Safety Course

MITA is hosting The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) training course entitled, “High Visibility Safety Apparel and Visibility in Highway Work Environments,” on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 8 a.m. This four-hour course was designed with a focus on proper use of varying types of personal protective equipment, or
Membership

In Memoriam of David H. Hughes

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Humbert Hughes, co-owner with his wife, Cheryl of MITA member C & D Hughes Co., Inc. David was a highly respected leader in the road construction industry, an avid golfer, a mentor to many, a friend to all,
Membership

In Memoriam Russell Joseph Sanches

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Joseph Sanches, owner/operator of Sanches Construction and an active member in the industry for more than 40 years. Besides loving the work he did, Russ was an avid golfer, loved collecting cars, working on home projects, barbequing for
Engineering

MDOT Project PDF Webinar for Contractors & Digital Delivery Website

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites MITA members to attend a Microsoft Teams Meeting to discuss Project PDF plan set contract deliverables on May 20th, 2021, from 10:30 AM to noon. The purpose of this event is to present MDOT’s new Project PDF deliverable format, as well as allow
Labor

2021 Outstate Carpenters Road Contract

The new Outstate Carpenters Road Contract has been finalized and posted to the MITA website. The new contract and wage rates will go into effect June 1, 2021.