Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cites several construction projects this weekend on I-94.
Wayne County motorists mapping out their weekend travel plans can keep the following construction projects in mind, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation: Source: Michigan Department of Transportation
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation cited road work this weekend on local freeways and roads.
Wayne County motorists can expect delays this weekend on Interstate 94, as construction will prompt a lane closure between Moross Avenue to French Road. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, I-94 westbound will have a single-lane closure from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. Friday and Saturday for lighting and sign work between the two roads. Both directions of Telegraph Road between Van Horn and West roads will also have single-lane closures beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement work. In the Dearborn Heights area, southbound Telegraph Road just north of Van Born Road will have a right-lane closure from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, MDOT stated in a news release. In neighboring Macomb County, northbound and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Freeway roadsides in the Metro Detroit area are scheduled for cleanup in mid-April.
Volunteers will give local freeway roadsides some TLC this month in Southeastern Michigan. As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program, the helpers--wearing bright vests as a safety precaution--will pick up trash from April 13 to 21. It is the first of other scheduled cleanups across the state. "The spirit of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers is Pure Michigan," State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle said in a prepared statement. "They keep our roadsides looking great, and help MDOT direct its limited resources to fixing our roads." Volunteers in the program saved the state an estimated $5.6 million by collecting 65,000 bags of trash in 2012. MDOT provides yellow-green safety vests and trash bags while also …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Weight restrictions will be enforced on all state trunkline highways beginning March 26.
Tuesday, March 26
In an effort to curtail damage to Michigan's roads this spring, the Michigan Department of Transportation has imposed seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways. The weight restrictions will apply to state routes with an "M," "I," or "US" designation. In the restricted areas, the following will apply: All extended permits will be valid for oversize-only loads in the weight-restricted area on the restricted routes. Single-trip permits will not be issued for any overweight loads or loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length, on the restricted routes. For weight restriction information and updates, call 1-800-787-8960, or visit MDOT's website at www.michigan.gov/truckers, and click on "…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The restrictions apply to Michigan Avenue, Telegraph Road, Ford Road, the Southfield Freeway and I-94 in the Dearborn area.
Starting Monday, March 11, weight restrictions will be imposed on all state trunkline highways in the Lower Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced in a release. The weight restrictions will apply to state routes with M, I or US designations from the southern Michigan border north to and including the Mackinac Bridge. This includes Michigan Avenue (US-12), Telegraph Road (US-24), Ford Road (M-153), the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and I-94 in the Dearborn area. More: See any potholes around Dearborn? Put them on our interactive map. According to the County Roads Association, weight restrictions help ease the stress caused to Michigan roads during the spring. "Seasonal weight restrictions were enacted in order to help …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The closure is part of bridge demolition work, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Bridge demolition work this weekend will require the closure of a section of I-94 near Dearborn, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Bridge demolition on a section of the West Grand Boulevard overpass will result in the full closure of eastbound I-94 from Michigan Avenue to I-96. The closure will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and end by 5 a.m. Monday. All entrance ramps within the closure limits will also be closed. MDOT recommends that eastbound traffic redirect to take northbound M-39 to eastbound I-96 to rejoin eastbound I-94 at the I-96 interchange. Local traffic will be detoured to eastbound Michigan Avenue. Westbound I-94 from I-96 to West Grand Boulevard will also have a single left lane closure beginning at 8 p.m. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Metro Region program will include $187 million in bridge and pavement repair.
The Michigan Department of Transportation's $187 million construction program for 2013 will include repairs to the I-94 bridge over Telegraph Road. According to a press release from MDOT, the $1.2 million project will "reconstruct the bridge approaches over US-24." There's no set timeline on that project or dozens of others, which MDOT detailed this week. The Metro Region 2013 program will provide roughly $142 million for pavement repair and roughly $45 million to upgrade bridges to good condition. This will include repair of 80 miles of pavement and 15 bridges in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. "Our 2013 program focuses on stretching our dwindling funds to best preserve our vital roads and bridges," said Metro Region …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's pothole season: Help your fellow drivers and let us know where the bad ones are in Dearborn.
It's pothole season! Do you avoid certain roads or areas every time you drive in the Dearborn area for fear of hitting a really bad pothole? Residents can report potholes to the City of Dearborn, Wayne County, or the Michigan Department of Transportation, depending on which entity is responsible for maintenance. State roads include freeways with M, I, or US designations—such as Michigan Avenue (US-12) and the Southfield Freeway (M-39). Where are the worst potholes in Dearborn? Leave a comment below, or add a photo of it to this gallery by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The head of the Michigan Department of Education asserts that higher wages would encourage more people to become teachers.
The key to getting more qualified math and science teachers into Michigan schools is simple, according to state Superintendent Mike Flanagan: pay them more. Flanagan, who heads up the Michigan Department of Education, said Monday at an assembly of scientists at Michigan State University that Michigan schools need more math and science teachers. The problem, he said, is that most scientists and mathematicians don't consider teaching in public schools to be a viable career option. “We can do all we want with content standards, but the elephant in the room is that it won’t do much good if we don’t have enough math and science teachers in our schools,” Flanagan said while discussing science standards in K-12 shools, according to a release from…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation will shut down seven miles of the freeway in 2014 for a major reconstruction.
The Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday released results of a public survey concerning the design, landscaping, and aesthetics of the reconstruction of the I-96 freeway. The $150 million project will shut down the freeway between Telegraph Road and Newburgh Road in 2014. MDOT held public meetings and conducted a survey in 2012 asking drivers to vote on whether to shut down the entire freeway—making for a shorter project, but with a larger construction impact—or to do the construction in phases. Residents voted for the former option. Construction on the 7-mile stretch—including replacement of pavement, freeway drainage, and lighting, as well as repairs to 36 overpasses—will begin in early 2014. The latest survey on the design of…