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  1. Expect huge traffic jams for Eminem-Rihanna show, Lions game

    Tonight's concert is almost guaranteed to produce monster traffic jams for fans streaming into downtown tonight and Saturday for the Eminem-Rihanna show.

    • 1:57 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Northbound Van Dyke in Sterling Heights reopens after repairs

    Sterling Heights The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that all lanes of northbound Van Dyke are reopened between and 18 1/2 Mile to Clinton River Road.

  2. Rounding out this year's Woodward Dream Cruise

    Just a few things from here and there. So what's my assessment of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise?

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Road, utility work to affect weekend I-75 traffic flow in metro, Thumb areas

    The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced three closures on Interstate 75 this weekend that will affect traffic both in the Thumb and metro areas.

    • 12:46 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Commuter alert: SB I-75 at Nevada impacted by crash

    Detroit The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting a traffic backup on southbound Interstate 75 at Nevada due to a traffic crash affecting the right and center lanes.

  3. Metro Detroit to get $750K to repair roads, bridges damaged by flooding

    The U.S. Department of Transportation gave $750,000 in emergency relief money to Michigan on Wednesday to help pay for repairing Metro Detroit roads and bridges damaged Aug. 11 by rain and flooding.

    • 11:34 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
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    Snyder appointee will have veto power over new regional transit chief's decisions

    The contract that new Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford signed Wednesday gives him full control over hiring employees and managing the budget along with a $10,000 car allowance.

    • 9:07 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Regional Transit Authority reaches agreement to hire head of Ann Arbor authority

    Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Regional Transit Authority's first CEO.

    • 6:54 AM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Michigan gas prices fall 9 cents in past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 9 cents in the last week.

  4. A Hellcat will prowl Woodward

    Every year for the Woodward Dream Cruise, the auto writers at The Detroit News business desk manage to wrangle a bad-boy car for me to drive during cruise week. This year they lassoed me the hairiest, scariest car I've ever scored: the aptly named 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat that produces a beastly 707 horsepower.

    • 10:12 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Hayes remains closed to through traffic as crews repair sinkhole damage

    Shelby Township The Macomb County Division of Roads still has Hayes closed to through traffic in an area between 23 and 24 Mile because of a sinkhole.

    • 6:43 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    First shipment of steel rails delivered to Detroit's M-1 Rail construction site

    The M-1 Rail project on Thursday received its first delivery of steel rails.

    • 12:58 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Crews working to repair buckling pavement on EB I-94 in Detroit

    According to MDOT, the buckling is likely to be related to Monday's extremely heavy rains that submerged the freeway for more than a day.

  5. Final stretch of I-75 reopened, clearing Metro Detroit freeways of flood debris

    After working furiously to pump water from areas damaged by Monday's flood, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday evening that all Metro Detroit freeways were open.

    • 3:40 PM, Aug. 12, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Flooding not expected to slow progress on I-96 reconstruction

    The heavy rains and flooding that hit the Metro Detroit area Monday should not slow progress on the state's massive reconstruction project on Interstate 96 in ...

  6. Current conditions of Metro Detroit freeways impacted by flooding

    The latest updates from the Michigan Department of Transportation on the state of Metro Detroit's freeways.

  7. AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 7 cents in week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have increased about 7 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.59 per gallon.

  8. M-1 Rail work to force first major Detroit freeway closure

    The Michigan Department of Transportation has scheduled a fairly large freeway closure in downtown Detroit this weekend. From 9 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Monday, ...

    • 5:35 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    MDOT: I-96 reconstruction project 66% complete, on schedule

    The massive $148M reconstruction of I-96 in Livonia and Redford Twp. is right on schedule. The project is 66 percent complete with no unexpected problems.

    • 2:32 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    M-1 faces tough competition in federal grant process

    Detroit's M-1 light rail streetcar system is facing tough competition in seeking a new $12.2 million federal grant.

    • 12:32 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    I-94 to be closed this weekend between I-75, Lodge for M-1 Rail project

    Detroit The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced it will close Interstate 94 between I-75 and the Lodge Freeway (M-10) this coming weekend.

  9. Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

    Washington A majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for ...

    • 7:02 AM, Aug. 4, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Michigan gas prices increase 2 cents in week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state rose about 2 cents in the last week, the first time they've increased in five weeks.

  10. Tighter rules elevate citations against airlines

    Sometimes airfares are just too good to be true. Unfair and deceptive practices, such as promoting fares that don't exist, are by far the most common violation ...

  11. Mich.'s biggest roundabout to ease traffic flow in Oakland

    It's been in the planning stages for years, but Oakland County's plan to improve safety and traffic flow at the uber congested 14 Mile/Orchard Lake ...

    • 6:23 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Announcement Wednesday on new authority to oversee Detroit-Windsor bridge

    Gov. Rick Snyder and Canada's minister of transport are expected Wednesday to announce the formation of a six-member authority to oversee the construction of a ...

    • 12:13 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    M-1 Rail construction begins 'new day' in Detroit

    Detroit Organizers of the M-1 Rail streetcar lauded the start of construction as a 'new day' for the city and region despite coming traffic delays and road closures ...

    • 11:00 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    U.S. refineries are flexing their muscles and helping lower gasoline prices in the middle of the peak driving season.

    • 9:16 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Disruption of M-1 Rail construction will be worth it, supporters say

    Detroit Work on the $137 million project, which begins Monday, is expected to take two years and stretch from downtown to New Center and will at times shut down parts ...

  12. International Bridge trip kindles memories

    The Michigan Department of Transportation doesn't always work with steel, asphalt and concrete: Sometimes they build using comforting memories and wistful ...

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