Michigan Aggregates Association

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Transportation economic development grants will support more than 880 new jobs in Metro Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 CONTACT: Michael Leon, TEDF Program Manager, MDOT Office of Economic Development, 517-241-2568 Transportation economic development grants will support more than 880 new jobs in Metro Detroit  October 26, 2017 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grants totaling $2,760,489…

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2018 MDOT Aggregate Certification (Re)Certification Training Schedule

MDOT released their 2018 MDOT Aggregate Certification (Re)Certification Training Schedule. Ferris State University o   January 3-5; Aggregate Certification Level 1; at Ferris State, Big Rapids o   January 8-11; Aggregate Certification Level 2; at Ferris State, Big Rapids o   January 16-18; Aggregate Certification Level 1; at Wayne County Facility o   January 22-24; Aggregate Certification Level 1;…

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MDOT Procedures for Aggregate Inspection Manual

MDOT recently released their 2017 Procedures for Aggregate Inspection Manual.  This manual is designed to provide guidance for the sampling, testing, and reporting of test results for aggregate materials as standardized by MDOT. Click here to view the 2017 MDOT Procedures for Aggregate Inspection Manual.

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MDOT weight restriction effective February 17, 2017

MDOT has issued a spring weight restriction bulletin that imposes restrictions for the following area effective 12:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2017: “…on all state trunk line highways from the Michigan/Indiana & Ohio line north to and including the Mackinac Bridge.” All travel underway prior to 12:00 pm on Friday, February 17th, 2017 may continue…

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MDOT Weight Restriction effective 2/10/17

  MDOT has issued a spring weight restriction bulletin that imposes restrictions for the following area effective 12:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2017: “… all state trunk line highways from the Michigan/Indiana & Ohio line north to and including the entire stretch of I-196 in Allegan County at the US-31 junction in Holland easterly to…

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Special Announcement – Mark Chaput

As you know, the department has played a key role the past several years in supporting private industry and academia in the development and testing of connected and automated vehicles. Building on that commitment, I am pleased to announce that Mark Chaput, MDOT deputy director of Field Services, has accepted a special assignment to represent…

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Michigan Department of Transportation

First Weight Restriction of 2017

Many County Road Agencies Have Issued First Weight Restriction of 2017 – MDOT may be next… MDOT is currently monitoring frost depth at various locations across the state and have provided MAA notice that based on recent string of warm weather they may be issuing weight restrictions in the near future. However, many counties in…

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Dee Parker named MDOT Southwest Region Engineer

Demetrius (Dee) Parker has been named the new MDOT Southwest Region engineer. Dee has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan State University and is currently serving as the Contract Services Division administrator. His prior MDOT experience includes serving as Jackson TSC manager, Consultant Road Design Unit leader with the Design Division, and…

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Michigan Department of Transportation

MDOT releases “Michigan Agg Market Study – Phase I Report”

On June 8, 2016, MAA provided testimony to the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission regarding our concern that based on current permitted reserves we are projecting a deficit of permitted aggregate material in certain local markets in the near future (10-15 years).  During our testimony, it was mentioned that expanding land development along with increased…

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Kim Avery Named MDOT’s Bureau of Field Services Directory

From Chief Operations Officer Mark Van Port Fleet: “I am pleased to make the following staff announcements: Kim Avery has accepted the Bureau of Field Services director position. Kim is a Valparaiso University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, and is currently serving as the Southwest Region engineer, where she managed changes…

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