Our goal is to keep Michigan's motorists safe, informed, and mobile. That is why MDOT offers many ways to help ease the stress of commuting by providing information that commuters want and need as they make daily travel decisions.
Did you know that millions of people visit the Great Lakes State every year? Whether you are from out of state or right here in Michigan, we want to ensure your travel throughout Michigan is informative, comfortable, and fun.
Every year, the Michigan Department of Transportation produces an updated version of the state transportation map. The department also produces numerous geographic information system maps to assist commuters, tourists, and businesses.
In Michigan, there are three publicly-owned and operated bridges: Mackinac Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, and International Bridge. There are also two privately-owned and operated border crossings: Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
The Bureau of Bridges and Structures is responsible for statewide policy and procedure development and execution to ensure all bridges and structures are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to ensure safety of the traveling public.
The Bureau of Transportation Planning's role is to develop and implement a comprehensive transportation planning process which results in investments that are consistent with the financial, social, and economic policies of the State Transportation Commission. Major responsibilities include: strategic planning and policy development, multimodal planning, program management, maintaining federal aid eligibility, stewardship, planning for security and mobility, economic development, strategic information technology and tools, asset management, and operations-oriented process support.
The Office of Communications works with the media to inform the public of MDOT's mission, policies and practices in a positive, consistent and credible manner. The office is responsible for media relations, social media, and website development.
Public participation is integral to efficient, effective and responsive transportation decisions. At MDOT, we want to ensure your voice is not only heard, but makes a difference in moving Michigan forward.
The HBCU TDRP is a unique partnership between MDOT and Michigan colleges and universities to offer on-the-job training to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or transportation-related careers.
MDOT's seven region offices each handle transportation-related construction, maintenance and programs within the region's geographic boundaries. Each MDOT region has several Transportation Service Centers (TSCs) that are designed to respond to the transportation needs of local communities.
The Office of Governmental Affairs represents MDOT's interests as new or amendatory legislation is developed or moving through the legislative process. The office also works directly with legislators' offices regarding state and local transportation constituent concerns. </span>
MDOT's commissions, councils, task forces, and partnerships are responsible for establishing policies, supervising programs, overseeing state and federal funds, providing recommendations and advisement, and acting as a resource.
Transportation System Performance allows MDOT's regions and engineers to expand their knowledge on how Michigan freeways are operating over time and how they compare to each other. This information helps the department identify congested areas, when congestion occurs and how often, cause of delay, and more.
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Submit an Individual permit application in the Construction Permit System (CPS) through the MDOT Permit Gateway (MPG) with the following:
Acceptance letters of activity from adjacent property owner(s) and the municipality or jurisdiction involved
If hiring a contractor, the contractor's name shall be listed on the permit application
If planting or vegetation control, work plans and schedules shall be submitted electronically with the permit application. Handouts and brochures are available from your TSC Construction Permit Agent and on the MDOT website with instructions for preparing plans/schedule
Wait for your issued permit (signaling your acceptance into the program). This may take several weeks.
Make sure you understand and conform to all provisions listed in your individual permit.