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MDOT's multi-faceted programs touch every area of department, as well as the private and public sectors throughout the state of Michigan. Civil rights, tribal affairs, planning, research, and grant programs ensure we are maintaining and improving our transportation systems in a responsible and equitable manner, so we can serve and connect people, communities, and the economy.

A diverse group of men and women working on the US-31 bascule bridge in Grand Haven.

External Civil Rights

MDOT is committed to supporting contractors, consultants and sub-recipients in achieving full compliance with civil rights laws and requirements.

A minority female from Rowe is just one company that DBE assists.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Resources for minorities, women, and other socially/economically disadvantaged persons.

Diverse collage of MDOT employees.

Title VI Nondiscrimination

MDOT is committed to ensuring projects, programs and services are performed without discrimination, under Title VI.

The Odowa Pow-Wow festival in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Tribal Affairs

Ongoing government-to-government communication with 12 federally recognized sovereign tribal governments whose lands are situated in Michigan.

TAP project Dodge Park Bridge over Clinton River Sterling Heights.

Grant Programs

MDOT provides funding for competitive grant and loan programs primarily, but not exclusively, for state and local road agencies for the greatest impact on economic development and job creation.

M-231 Road and Bridge Project.

Bridges & Structures

Bridges & Structures is responsible for statewide policy, development, and execution to ensure bridges/structures are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to ensure safety.

View of Construction on the roundabout at M-343


Transportation Planning develops and implements a comprehensive transportation planning process which results in investments that are consistent with the policies of the State Transportation Commission.

Overhead view of M-46/I-75 interchange work.

Highway Programs

Highway Programs focus on the development and management of Michigan's roadsides, environmental efforts and policies, and federal-aid highway information.

Nighttime time lapse traffic photo on highway

Research Administration

Research Administration supports and promotes innovative research that encourages safe, sustainable and cost-effective transportation solutions throughout Michigan.

View of Transportation Operations Center

Transportation Systems Management & Operations

MDOT provides technologies and partnerships to make the transportation system safer and less congested.