Study finds rumble strips significantly cut crashes on Michigan highways

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said Monday that a Wayne State University (WSU) study found that rumble strips on state highways significantly reduces head-on, sideswipe and run-off-the-road crashes. MDOT started a major rumble strip program in 2008, when centerline and shoulder rumble strips were installed on all rural, nonfreeway highways with posted speed limits of 55 mph and appropriate paved lane and shoulder widths. To date, MDOT has placed 5,700 miles of centerline ru Read More »

Detroit chamber unveils principles to address infrastructure needs

The Detroit Regional Chamber has called on Gov. Rick Snyder and the state Legislature to develop a solution to fund the state's infrastructure needs by releasing a list of principles on Tuesday. This announcement follows the failure of Proposal 1, which would have generated more transportation funding through a fuel tax increase and other tax hikes. Michigan voters rejected the measure by 80 percent. Read More »