MDOT reminds contractors of obligations for delayed projects

Contact: Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications, 517-648-8247
Agency: Transportation

November 14, 2019 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has notified road contractors working on any project that is behind the schedule agreed to in the contract that they need to have an action plan or risk receiving a notice of default.

"Our goal at MDOT is the safe and efficient travel of people and goods," said MDOT Director Paul C. Ajegba. "We value the workers building and repairing our roads, and it is vital that we ensure the taxpayers that the department is providing robust oversight and that contracts are enforced."

Contractors were notified on dozens of projects on highways under state jurisdiction (I, M, and US routes).

Each contractor has been asked to submit an updated progress schedule within 48 hours. Contractors are also asked to include a narrative on how their company plans to avoid further delays and get back on schedule.

Also, the contractors are being notified that failure to provide an updated progress schedule and mitigation plan by the requested date may result in notice of default with the contractor being required to pay any costs above the original contract price.