MITA In The News – June 14-21, 2024


These are Michigan’s worst roads in 2023 (MLive, 6/19/24)

More than $5 million in road repairs begin this week across Michigan (The Center Square, 6/18/24)

Report ranks Michigan roads county by county (WSJM, 6/15/24)


Work Zone Safety

If you’re traveling this weekend, watch out for Michigan road construction (MLive, 6/20/24)

New Speeding Tickets Coming to Michigan and Not From an Officer! (95.7 West Michigan, 6/21/24)

If you can’t stay indoors during this US heat wave, here are a few ideas (AP, 6/17/24)

  • MITA Mention: Greg Brooks, director of safety and compliance for the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, said the state requires construction companies to take necessary precautions. Beyond providing drinking water and extra breaks, many companies rotate workers so no one person stays exposed to the heat all day long.

On some jobs, shifts are staggered. Crews work during the cooler mornings and resume in the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day.

It’s also important to teach workers how to recognize there’s an issue in each other, Brooks said:

“Generally, people who are experiencing heat exhaustion aren’t going to recognize it as heat exhaustion because they get tunnel vision.”