Michigan Department of Transportation

Construction Cones
Flickr/Creative Commons

Officials say a $90 million construction project will shut down a busy stretch of Interstate 696 in the Detroit area for part of 2018.

Rouge River Bridge Project
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Officials say road crews are on track to finish rebuilding a large bridge over Interstate 75 by the end of 2018.

Flash flooding amid severe thunderstorms and heavy rains is affecting travel in parts of the state.

Mackinac Bridge
Melissa Benmark / WKAR-MSU

A meeting of the board that oversees the Mackinac Bridge is being carried live online so the public can follow a discussion of the recent decision to ban most vehicle traffic during the annual Labor Day bridge walk.

Transportation
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments website / Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is seeking public comment on proposed changes to a transportation plan and a transportation program.

Vintage MDOT newsreel is a window on winters past

Feb 17, 2016
Winter Comes to Michigan photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Department of Transportation

A 1930’s era newsreel that nostalgically captures the work that went into keeping the state’s main roads free of snow more than seventy years ago has been rediscovered in a basement in the Upper Peninsula town of Newberry. We learn more about how popular it’s become from MDOT spokesman Dan Weingarten.


I-94 photo
Jeff Powers / flickr creative commons

The Michigan Department of Transportation has plans to renovate a 6.7 stretch of I-94 near Detroit. MDOT says the plan will make the highway safer and reduce traffic congestion. But environmentalists are raising concerns about the impact of the project. We talk to Nick Schroeck, of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, about why.


Amid funding uncertainty, MDOT plans for the future

Dec 11, 2014
Flickr - Doug Kerr

The Michigan Department of Transportation this month released its draft 2015-2019 Five-Year Transportation Program. MDOT will be taking public comment on the draft plan until January 5.

Flickr - Bernt Rostad

Last week, the Michigan Department of Transportation along with Indiana and Illinois presented a proposal for passenger rail improvements on the Detroit to Chicago line. When running on time, the "Wolverine Line" takes riders from the Motor City to the Windy City in about five and a half hours. New plans hope to cut travel time considerably, and increase ridership significantly.

State to look at passenger rail from Holland to Detroit

Jun 26, 2014
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Last week, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced that it plans to study the viability of a passenger rail service that would connect Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. The study has been mandated in the state’s 2015 budget.