The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking for “Road Watchers”

MDOT_TowPlow_405818_7 Winter Michigan highway courtesy of Michigan Department of Transportation. [/caption]Michigan Department of Transportation has found a new way to get feedback on conditions of northern Michigan roads in the winter.

MDOT is looking for what they call “Road Watchers” to report on road conditions during the 6-9 a-m commuting period during winter storm events.

James Lake, the communication representative for MDOT, said Road Watcher will be polled randomly for each storm event and asked to participate in an online survey about the road conditions they encountered. “ It’s to gauge our customers encounters with the winter roads conditions in an effort so that we can take that information we find and perhaps modify our maintenance practices to make sure road conditions are the best possible shape given our resources.”

The state is looking for road watchers to observe:

  • I-75 from Grayling to Gaylord in Crawford and Otsego counties.
  • M-32 from Alpena to Vienna in Alpena and Montmorency counties.
  • M-72 from Kalkaska to Acme in Kalkaska and Grand Traverse counties.
  • US-31 from Chums Corners to 14th Street in Grand Traverse County.
  • US-10 from Scottville to Ludington in Mason County.
  • M-115 from M-37 to the Clare county line in Wexford and Osceola counties.

On The Web
Road Watcher Program Information: http://www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers