MDOT to host 28th Midwest Michigan Snowplow Roadeo

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-451-4063
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting the 2017 American Public Works Association (APWA) Midwest Michigan Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show. The event features a timed obstacle course where professional snowplow drivers from across Michigan compete to test their skills, with the winning team advancing to the national finals in Colorado. Equipment vendors and public agencies throughout the state will display their products and services and share best practices for winter snow removal operations.                 

WHEN:
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.                    

WHERE:
MDOT Plainwell Maintenance Garage
596 11th St.
Plainwell

THE EVENT:
The Roadeo helps public agencies prepare for upcoming winter operations by training drivers, providing networking opportunities, and displaying a variety of useful products and services. The Roadeo is financially sponsored by the equipment vendors, who have an opportunity to speak with the operators who use their equipment. Sharing ideas, solutions and techniques is a valuable component of the event.