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Did You Know? Fixing Roads is Top Issue for Michigan Voters

The message MITA has been delivering to the public through our FixMIState campaign appears to have been successful, given the results of a recently released EPIC-MRA Poll. Here’s a one page summary of the poll.  The results of the poll show that Michigan voters rate infrastructure as the top problem
MITA in the News

Bridge Magazine: New bill – Speed in Michigan construction zones, get a ticket in mail

Bridge Magazine, May 24, 2022 Michigan drivers speeding through construction zones on state highways would be caught on an automated speed radar and issued warnings and fines under a bill pending in the Legislature. House Bill 5750 would give the Michigan Department of Transportation and state police authority to set up
Press Releases

Fixing Michigan roads remains top issue for Michigan voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2022 CONTACT: Adam Bitely, abitely@martinwaymire.com, (202) 689-9266 LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement following the release of an EPIC-MRA poll showing that Michigan voters rate infrastructure as the top problem and issue in Michigan: “Time and again Michigan voters
Press Releases

MITA applauds House Judiciary Committee action to improve work zone safety

LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee voted in support of House Bill 5750, legislation that would allow for the placement of automated speed cameras in certain construction zones to protect Michigan’s road workers: “We’re glad
Engineering

MDOT 2022 Spring Weight Restrictions Bulletin #12

Effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 13th, 2022, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways within the entire state of Michigan. Weight Restrictions are implemented during the spring frost thaw period and are now completed for the 2022 season. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US
Events

Summer Conference Registration Now Open

What’s better than summertime in northern Michigan? Not much except for sharing the experience with fellow MITA members. MITA is excited to be back at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort July 28-31, 2022 and we’re hoping to see you there. This year’s event includes golf, a family canoe trip and
Engineering

MDOT Forms Update

Upon industry requests, MDOT has recently updated their Materials Source List Form (Form 0501) and their Extension of Contract Time Form (Form 1100A) to be more user friendly by upgrading text boxes to allow for wrap text/multiple text lines. If you work with either of these forms, it may be
Legislative

PAC Plea

Just a thought…… It’s no secret that our industry suffers from a lack of consistent, stable funding. By comparison, so does the MITA PAC, and for a variety of reasons. Politics, in general, have become ugly, polarizing, and just plain disgusting on a certain level. Unfortunately, MITA and its members
Engineering

MDOT 2022 Spring Weight Restrictions Bulletin #11

Effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 6th, 2022, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on US-2 to St. Ignace, with the exception of M-185 on Mackinac
Events

MITA First Annual Car Show and PAC Fundraiser

In an attempt to make giving fun, MITA is going to be hosting a variety of small events. First up is the MITA Car Show and BBQ, set for Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the MITA office. Click here for event details and registration
MITA in the News

MITA in the News: The Detroit News

April 27, 2022 Opinion: Michigan roads keep getting worse. Here’s how we make them better By Rob Coppersmith   It’s no secret that Michigan’s roads are in bad shape. As road crews are dealing with filling potholes and construction season gets underway, Michigan drivers are seeing once more just how
Engineering

EGLE/Industry Air Permit Meeting

SEE UPDATED MEETING DATE AND TIME BELOW. To gain a better understanding of any new and/or changed permitting requirements that are associated with Environmental Justice, EGLE will be meeting with industry to provide an opportunity for the construction industry to learn first-hand about any changes and/or focus areas associated with