By next summer, Alpena County expects to see one new road, two new businesses and 15 new jobs.
The county has received a state grant to construct a road that will serve the limestone company and the microbrewery. The $300,000 matching grant comes from the Department of Transportation. The cost of the total project is $710,290. Continue reading →
More than 1.3 million travelers are expected to take to Michigan roadways over the July Fourth holiday. And they will be greeted by a most-welcome sight: fewer active construction zones. Continue reading →
A new report from the state auditor general takes the Michigan Department of Transportation to task. The report examines a warranty program to hold construction companies responsible for the quality of the roads they build. It says the state doesn’t follow up often enough with contractors to ensure problems are fixed. Continue reading →
The state Auditor General says a program to launch local commuter rail programs has wasted many millions of dollars. The audit found the Michigan Department of Transportation missed out on applying for federal mass transit funds that could have defrayed the state’s costs, and failed to ensure all railway crossings are safe. Specifically to task for spending nearly 10 million dollars to refurbish rail cars that are sitting idle. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →