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  1. Roadwork relief defies Metro Detroit's summer rains

    Road construction projects that have inconvenienced commuters in every part of Metro Detroit this summer are all on schedule to meet their deadlines, despite a wetter than normal August, officials said.

  2. Amtrak's Detroit-Chicago trip to get faster, plusher with upgrades

    Lansing The tracks have been cleared for the state to develop faster, cushier Amtrak service between Detroit and Chicago now that the Michigan Senate has ended its probe of a state passenger rail car purchase.

    • 6:17 AM, Sep. 15, 2014

    AAA: Gas prices in Michigan fall 12 cents in week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state fell about 12 cents in the last week.

  3. Water main break forms 'river' down Detroit street, will be repaired this week

    Work on a main break that has dumped water for nearly a week at a Detroit intersection must be bid out, the city said Monday after residents complained about the 'river' of gushing water.

    • 10:14 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • Commuting

    Commuters giddy as I-96 may re-open early

    Commuters, rejoice: The $148 million reconstruction of Interstate 96 in Livonia and Redford Township is wrapping up early and could open nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.

    • 2:58 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
    • Commuting

    U.S. launches effort to cut pedestrian, bicyclist deaths

    Washington The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday it is launching a series of road safety assessments across the country as part of an 18-month project to try to reduce the rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths.

  4. Fatal incident prompts closure of EB I-696 for several hours

    Farmington Hills A fatal incident on eastbound Interstate 696 at the Farmington Road overpass prompted the freeway's closure for several hours ahead of Tuesday's morning rush-hour commute.

    • 7:19 AM, Sep. 8, 2014

    AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 2 cents in past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state rose about 2 cents in the last week.

    • 12:25 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
    • Commuting

    Detroit expects 'good' headache from Monday events

    Detroit A late-season pennant race showdown between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Lions' season opener on national television at Ford Field. Major construction on Woodward.

  5. Alternate routes to go up north, to Lions game

    It's early September, and while it's still warm and summery, Michigan is on the cusp of yet another glorious fall. Which means there's still plenty of time left for weekend trips up north, but construction is still scheduled on Interstate 75.

    • 10:23 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • Commuting

    Metro Detroit counties feel pinch of salt

    The brutal winter of 2013-14 may be over but it's still having an effect on county road budgets when it comes to the price of salt.

    • 6:17 AM, Sep. 2, 2014

    AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 8 cents in past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state rose about 8 cents in the last week.

  6. Bridge work to shift traffic on Woodward Avenue

    Detroit Demolition is scheduled to start next week on the Interstate 75 bridge at Woodward Avenue north of downtown Detroit.

  7. Slide-in bridge technology allows a quicker fix

    MDOT shows off the latest in bridge replacement technology, in which a new bridge is constructed next to the old span and then slid into place.

    • 6:19 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • Commuting

    Eastbound I-94 at Livernois reopened after two-vehicle crash cleared

    Police have reopened eastbound Interstate 94 at Livernois Friday afternoon after clearing a two-vehicle accident. The eastbound ramp is also reopen.

  8. Car hauler fire closes down EB I-94 in Detroit

    A car hauler that caught fire early Friday afternoon has caused a partial shutdown of eastbound Interstate 94 near Cadieux, police said.

  9. Small contractors make big gains working on Detroit's M-1 Rail project

    In her hard hat and chartreuse neon vest, Tiffany Hart is at ease supervising a crew of traffic flaggers amid chaotic Woodward Avenue traffic. As she should ...

  10. AAA: Labor Day travel to increase in Michigan

    Detroit AAA projects that more than 1.12 million people in Michigan are expected to travel during the Labor Day holiday period, up nearly 1 percent from last ...

    • 8:26 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
    • Commuting

    U.S. 23 and east M-14 in Washtenaw County remain closed after hazardous material spill

    A hazardous material spill on south U.S. 23 at North Territorial Road and eastbound M-14 has forced the shutdown of the those lanes in Washtenaw County.

  11. Report: States haven't spent $530M in highway safety grants

    Washington A new report says states have failed to spend more than $530 million in federal highway safety grants since 2006.

    • 6:35 AM, Aug. 25, 2014

    AAA: Michgian gas prices hold steady over week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says statewide gasoline prices remained stable last week as Detroit-area prices decreased.

    • 8:19 AM, Aug. 25, 2014
    • Commuting

    Crash closes I-696 at Evergreen Road

    The Michigan Intelligent Transportation System is reporting that westbound Interstate 696 is closed at Evergreen due to a crash.

  12. Expect huge traffic jams for Eminem-Rihanna show, Lions game

    Tonight's concert is almost guaranteed to produce monster traffic jams for fans streaming into downtown tonight and Saturday for the Eminem-Rihanna show.

    • 1:57 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • Commuting

    Northbound Van Dyke in Sterling Heights reopens after repairs

    Sterling Heights The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that all lanes of northbound Van Dyke are reopened between and 18 1/2 Mile to ...

  13. Rounding out this year's Woodward Dream Cruise

    Just a few things from here and there. So what's my assessment of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise?

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • Commuting

    Road, utility work to affect weekend I-75 traffic flow in metro, Thumb areas

    The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced three closures on Interstate 75 this weekend that will affect traffic both in the Thumb and metro areas.

    • 12:46 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Commuting

    Commuter alert: SB I-75 at Nevada impacted by crash

    Detroit The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting a traffic backup on southbound Interstate 75 at Nevada due to a traffic crash affecting the ...

  14. Metro Detroit to get $750K to repair roads, bridges damaged by flooding

    The U.S. Department of Transportation gave $750,000 in emergency relief money to Michigan on Wednesday to help pay for repairing Metro Detroit roads and ...

    • 11:34 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • Commuting

    Snyder appointee will have veto power over new regional transit chief's decisions

    The contract that new Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford signed Wednesday gives him full control over hiring employees and managing the budget along ...

    • 9:07 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • Commuting

    Regional Transit Authority reaches agreement to hire head of Ann Arbor authority

    Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Regional Transit Authority's first CEO.

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