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Posts Tagged ‘Michigan Department of Transportation’

Labor Day 2016: Walking the Mackinac Bridge

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The #MightyMacWalk16 condensed to about two minutes.

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Saginaw County, MI: M-13’s New Bridge Beam (Timelapse)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

During the week of May 9, 2016, the Michigan Department of Transportation set bridge beams for the M-13 bridge over the Flint River in Saginaw County.

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Michigan DOT: 2015 Year End Wrap-Up

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

State and community leaders talk about the success of several MDOT projects in 2015.

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Michigan DOT: M-100 Bridge Slide Time Lapse

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 14, MDOT performed a bridge slide on the new M-100 bridge over the Canadian National (CN) Railroad in Potterville. A bridge slide is an innovative construction project that allows traffic to be maintained throughout the project. The new bridge is built alongside the old one, and once complete, the old bridge is demolished and the new bridge is slid over in its place.

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East Bay, MI: U.S. 31 Project a Success

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

June 25, 2015 – Officials from MDOT and US-31 project contractor Team Elmer’s and Traverse City-area business owners and managers talk about the success of the project in East Bay Township.

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Detroit, MI: Governor Rick Snyder Takes on Potholes

Monday, May 4th, 2015

With shovel in hand, Gov. Rick Snyder joined a pothole patching crew in Detroit for the day to see just what it takes to battle those pesky potholes.

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Lowell, MI: Sliding the Alden Nash Avenue Bridge Into Place

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The new bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge and traffic will be diverted to the new bridge in its temporary location. The old structure was demolished and the new bridge was slid into place. Bridge slide technology greatly reduces the amount of time a bridge is out of service. M-50 was closed and detoured for only two weekends (during demolition and during the slide), as opposed to a multiple-month closure typically associated with a traditional bridge replacement.

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Michigan DOT: 30th Anniversity of Amtrak Pere Marquette Link

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Amtrak Pere Marquette service celebrated 30 years of service between Grand Rapids and Chicago. The Pere Marquette is a vital link and economic development tool for west Michigan communities. Sponsored by the Westrain coalition, Amtrak, and MDOT, riders had an opportunity to ride in a special “theater car” at the rear of the train for better viewing, win free round-trip tickets at stations, and received commemorative gift bags and refreshments.

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Michigan DOT: Personal Protective Equipment is Not Just a Fashion Statement

Friday, September 26th, 2014

MDOT safety expert Jim Gaus shows the importance of wearing the proper personal protective equipment.

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MDOT: Michigan Needs to Build Roads That Last

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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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