Effective 6:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunk line highways for the entire state of Michigan, both Upper and Lower Peninsula. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations. Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained
Although no spring weight restrictions have been formally put in place yet, MDOT has informed us that they are monitoring frost depth around the State and that the spring weight restriction season is upon us. If you have equipment or materials you need to move in preparation for the upcoming
Roads Potholes strike as weather warms (WZZM 13, 1/25/24) Ka-chunk. Pothole season is here leaving drivers on alert (FOX 2 Detroit, 1/25/24) Drivers frustrated over massive potholes on Haggerty between Ecorse and Van Born (WXYZ, 1/25/24) MSP reports nearly 50 fatalities on Michigan roadways as the year begins (WILX 10,
Obtaining a long-term, sustainable, and equitable infrastructure funding solution will be a very heavy lift. One that MITA staff and the Association can not do on its own. Our success depends on the participation of our membership, their employees, and all of your family and friends in the political process.
Last week, over 1,300 industry professionals descended on Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort for two days of informative breakout sessions, a trade show featuring 94 exhibitors, and plenty of networking. This event continues to be a great success due to the generosity of our sponsors and the participation of our
Jan. 24, 2024 ~ Live from Lansing, Chris talks with Rob Coppersmith, Executive Vice President of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) about ‘fixing the damn roads’, making the transition to EVs and building an infrastructure that’ll work no matter what your car runs on! Jan. 24, 2024
We’re less than one week away from MITA’s Annual Conference. Please read through this entire email for everything you need to know before you go! This first-class event is brought to you by the generous support and participation of our sponsors and exhibitors. Please be sure to check out those sponsor companies that
As you should know, MDOT will be implementing new DBE Good Faith Efforts (GFE) requirements beginning with the February 2, 2024, bid letting. MDOT is implementing these new GFE requirements in response to a complaint-initiated review by the USDOT/FHWA that concluded that MDOT was not in compliance with the federal
After several months of review on the state and federal levels, MIOSHA has released the new Part 9 standard, Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring. There are several changes that contractors should be aware of, most notably: •Protective systems for use in excavations of more than 20 feet in depth must be
Dan’s Excavating, Inc. (DEI) is pleased to announce that Justin Peyerk has been promoted to the position of President. Justin has been around DEI, and the industry, for many years. He has grown tremendously over the past decade since graduating from the University of Michigan with an engineering degree, and
Growing Michigan Together Council Michigan growth council leaves questions about what’s next (Detroit Free Press, 12/18/23) ATTACHED Population Report Veers From Road Funding Solutions (Gongwer Blog, 12/18/23) This report offers suggestions to help grow Michigan’s population (FOX 47, 12/18/23) Roads Michigan spent $2B to improve its roads, bridges in 2023
Growing Michigan Together Council Population Report Veers From Road Funding Solutions (Gongwer, 12/15/23) ATTACHED MITA Mention: Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, said he was glad the report highlighted the underfunding and condition of the state’s roads. Coppersmith was a member of the council.