Press Releases

MITA applauds House committee passage of work zone safety bills

April 11, 2023    LANSING, Mich. – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA), issued the following statement after House Regulatory Reform Committee passage of House Bills 4132 and 4133, bipartisan legislation from Rep. Will Snyder (D-Muskegon) and Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Linden) that would

2023 Spring Weight Restriction #6

Effective Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:00 a.m., weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including the Mackinac Bridge. Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all
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Here are the 10 States with the Worst Bridges in America

A-Z Animals, April 3, 2023    1.   West Virginia Did you know that West Virginia had roughly 7,314 bridges in 2022? Unfortunately, around 21% or 1,531 of these bridges are classified as structurally deficient by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Even more alarming is that almost half of these
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Michigan Democrats in no rush to prioritize ‘fixing the damn roads’

Bridge Michigan, March 31, 2023 Michigan’s infrastructure is in bad shape, and recent estimates suggest the state’s roads, bridges, water systems and transit are only getting costlier to fix. But at least for now, the state’s Democratic leadership — including the governor who rode into office on a promise to

2023 Summer Conference – Crystal Mountain – Book Your Room

The summer conference is scheduled for August 10-13, 2023, at Crystal Mountain Resort. The room block is now open for members to secure their accommodations. Rooms can be reserved in the following manner: Call the Reservations Department at 1-855-520-2974 and reference the group number – 46K1JC. Book online using this

The 2023 Trucker Operator Map Is Now Available

Members can get free copies of the 2023 Michigan Trucker Operator Map by contacting the MITA office. These informative maps identify up-to-date roadway classifications, essential bridge clearance and load limit details. To order a copy of this map, please fill out this form. You can also directly contact Lindsay Leonard,
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Push continues to put speed cameras in Michigan construction zones

WXYZ, March 31, 2023 For years, Michigan lawmakers have been pushing to get cameras in construction zones, and that call has once again been renewed. The idea is to slow drivers down and keep construction workers safe while they risk their lives to fix our roads. Most people I talked

MDOT RFQ: US-131 Reconstruction, Kent County

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from entities (“Submitters”) interested in submitting proposals for the design and construction of the reconstruction of US-131 from approximately 900 feet south of 100th Street to 76th Street (the “Project”). The Project will include an Alternate Pavement Bidding

RESCHEDULED – MDOT Local Agency Bridge Bundle Program – Virtual Open House and Matchmaking Event

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is inviting all interested MDOT pre-qualified prime contractors, consultants and MDOT-certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) consultants and contractors to attend the upcoming virtual DBE Open House and Matchmaking Sessions for the current phase of the Local Agency Bridge Bundle Program. The sessions are now
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Michigan Construction – Online Recruitment Packages Now Available

Spring is here, construction season is ramping up across Michigan and there are some exciting things happening with our latest member service. Michigan Construction has partnered with the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) to provide recruiting benefits to construction employers across Michigan. As a MITA member, you receive a

2023 Spring Weight Restriction #5

Effective 6:00 am Monday, March 27th, 2023 weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-10 from the intersection of M-116 in the City of Ludington, Mason County easterly to US-127 in Clare County, then north to M-61 in

In Memoriam – Lawrence William Martin

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lawrence William Martin, long-time civil engineer at Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Road Builders Association (MRBA). Larry began his career as an engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) where he was responsible for the construction