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Lansing, MI: Sustainable Construction on Moores River Drive

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Lansing, MI: Sustainable Construction on Moores River Drive

The Moores River Drive Project began in April of 2014. As a part of the project, the existing seawall will be removed and replaced with a sloping embankment along the shoreline. A pathway will also be installed along the embankment. Moores River Drive east of Waverly Road will be reconstructed from a four-lane boulevard to a two-lane road. Mt. Hope will be converted from a four-lane road to a three-lane road with bike lanes. The project will be complete in October 2014.

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Lowell, MI: Demolition of the M-50 Bridge

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Lowell, MI: Demolition of the M-50 Bridge

Normally, bridge demolition is a fairly fast process that can even allow for traffic to cross one side of the bridge during work. With the M-50 bridge, the situation was much different. Crews had to close the entire bridge due to the way it was built.

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Michigan DOT: Come Work For Us!

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Michigan DOT: Come Work For Us!

Video montage of some of the jobs available at the Michigan Department of Transportation. Click on the link below to take the first step in joining #TeamMDOT!

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MDOT: Michigan Needs to Build Roads That Last

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
MDOT: Michigan Needs to Build Roads That Last

It’s easy to find examples of roads in Michigan that saw repairs just a few years ago and are falling apart again. It’s also easy to see why drivers and taxpayers think shoddy workmanship is to blame. Michigan follows national design and construction standards, and is a leader in roadwork warranties. MDOT can and does build quality roads, but Michigan’s current investment in transportation doesn’t support much more than short-term fixes for our aging system.

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Every Neighborhood Has a Future…And It Doesn’t Include Blight

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Surveyed Properties: 377,602 Properties Surveyed within the City

Eliminating all blight from Detroit is an enormous task, but Detroiters have the inventiveness, grit, and resiliency to get it done. Everyone within city agencies, private business, charitable and cultural organizations, and each resident has a stake and a role in accomplishing this mission. We all must do our part in getting rid of the blight and disinvestment that has held Detroit back from its full potential. We all must help ensure that our city will never experience such neglect again.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Megan Owens, Executive Director, Transportation Riders United

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Megan Owens, Executive Director, Transportation Riders United

Megan Owens is the Executive Director of Transportation Riders United (TRU). TRU is Detroit’s non-profit transit advocate, dedicated to improving and promoting public transit throughout greater Detroit. Founded in 1999, TRU has a strong track record of doing the research, presenting the facts, involving the public, developing the coalitions and educating the leaders needed to achieve quality transit.

“We’ve been able, over the last decade or so, to help change public perception, even here in the Motor City…to an understanding that we do need more and better transit. It is a benefit for our economy and our community and our environment. Now the question is less whether we need to improve transit, but how we need to improve transit.”

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Dan Pitera, Executive Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Dan Pitera on The Infra Bog

Dan Pitera discusses his work with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and the University of Detroit Mercy. Key topics include current projects underway in Detroit, strategies for effective citizen engagement, and the need to bring together disparate voices from the community for successful urban design.

“Digital engagement works, but it only works with a certain core group of people who have that technology access. Community meetings work, but they work with a certain group of people. It’s not about developing a tactic that is one-size-fits-all; it’s about developing tactics that connect.”

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Michigan Transportation by the Numbers

Friday, January 24th, 2014

With a current unemployment rate of 9.0 percent, Michigan must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state. In addition to economic growth, transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all Michiganders. Meeting Michigan’s need to modernize and maintain its system of roads, highways and bridges will require a significant boost in local, state and federal funding.

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Skiing Detroit’s Abandoned Urban Infrastructure

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Skiing Detroit’s Abandoned Urban Infrastructure

Poor Boyz Productions takes street skiing to Detroit, Jib City.
Featuring the skiing of Karl Fostvedt, Khai Krepela, and Max Morello.
Filmed by Cody Carter, Jonny Durst, and Japser Newton.
Edited by Cody Carter and Jonny Durst.

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Toxic Trash Exposed: Coal Ash in Michigan

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Water defines, and is central, to Michigan’s economy. Major tourism, agriculture, and fishing industries depend on the health of rivers, lakes, and streams. The Great Lakes contain over 20% of the world’s usable fresh surface water. Unfortunately unmitigated coal ash pollution is a major threat to the health of the state’s water and economy.

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