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Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration

The Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program acts as an incentive for eligible highway transportation agencies to assist in the implementation of innovative works. Below are Michigan's innovative accomplishments from 2014-2021. Included are MDOT and Local Public Agency (LPA) projects.

For more information on MDOT's process and how to apply for the AID Grant Program, contact:


Jonathan Stratz, P.E.

Innovative Contracting Engineer


Innovation: Statewide Bridge Bundling Pilot Project 

Project: Expanding on the experiential knowledge gained from previous efforts, MDOT will bundle bridge projects on local agency routes. MDOT's expected outcomes with bundling, a delivery method supported by FHWA that covers several projects under one contract, include streamlined coordination and permitting, increased economies of scale and improved bridge conditions on local routes. ($977,398)

Innovation: Network Arch Superstructure

Project: MDOT 2nd Avenue Network Arch Superstructure Project (S01-82024: Second Ave over I-94) ($1,000,000)


Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Marine City Highway Bridge (Ira & Casco Townships) reconstruction using prefabricated bridge elements and systems, and ultra-high performance concrete ($626,935)
Innovation: Two-Coat Polyaspartic Paint System and Pneumatic Pack Rust Removal

Project: Michigan Two-Coat Polyaspartic Paint System Pneumatic Pack Rust Removal (B01-49023: US-2 over Cut River) ($1,000,000)
Innovation: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer

Project: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will use pre-stressed concrete bulb tee beams utilizing Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) pre-stressing strands on M-86 over the Prairie River Bridge in St. Joseph County. MDOT expects the deployment of this innovation to demonstrate a structure that is safe for the motoring public, meets or exceeds user needs, requires minimal maintenance and provides a service life of 100 years or more. ($1,000,000)

Link to Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Project Page: