EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE No. 2008 - 1

PROTECTING THE SAFETY OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;

WHEREAS, under Section 8 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, each principal department of state government is under the supervision of the Governor unless otherwise provided by the Constitution;

WHEREAS, under Section 8 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Governor is responsible to take care that the laws be faithfully executed;

WHEREAS, state government has an ongoing obligation to assure that measures are in place to protect the safety of workers on state highway construction projects;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, direct:

A. Whenever practical, the Department of Transportation shall place signs designed in compliance with the Michigan Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways at each highway construction work zone subject to the jurisdiction  of the Department of Transportation.  The signs shall notify the operators of vehicles in a work zone of the increased fines and penalties provided for the protection and safety of construction workers and the public under Section 601b of the Michigan Vehicle Code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.601b.

This Directive is effective immediately.

Given under my hand this 8th day of October in the year of our Lord, two thousand and eight.


JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR