MITA In The News – Weekly News Clips – June 23-30

Work Zone Safety

Police: Speeding driver killed entering I-75 work zone near Holly (ABC 12, 6/28/23)

1 dead, dog injured in I-75 construction zone crash in Springfield Twp. (The Detroit News, 6/28/23)

National Work Zone Memorial returns to Clare Welcome Center (WNEM, 6/26/23)

Orange barrels to move over for Independence Day Weekend travel in Michigan (WEYI, 6/29/23)



Michigan had more crashes but less drunk, drugged and distracted driving in 2022 (MLive, 6/29/23)

Data shows Michigan road fatalities increase in summer (WLNS, 6/26/23)

Data shows 15% increase in deaths on Michigan roads over last 5 years (Click on Detroit, 6/29/23)

Michigan ban on holding phones while driving takes effect Friday: Here are details (The Detroit News, 6/29/23)

Michigan’s new hands-free law takes effect (WILX, 6/30/23)



How to spend $81.7B: Michigan budget boosts funds for roads, parks, water (Bridge Michigan, 6/28/23)

Michigan’s $82 billion budget brings record spending to all corners of state government (MLive, 6/28/23)

Interest groups boo, cheer passage of Michigan budget (WLNS, 6/29/23)

  • MITA Mention: “With Michigan’s roads in critical condition, this budget helps move our industry forward to address our vast infrastructure needs. As we work to develop a long-term, equitable and sustainable infrastructure investment plan, this will help attract people, create careers, and build a better Michigan for generations to come.” – Rob Coppersmith, executive vice president.