No deal in sight for road construction standstill

Union members meet to discuss halted road work
Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 12:17:29-04

A dispute between Local 324 Operating Engineers and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) has led to a complete halt or the slowing down of road construction projects across the state. 

The road construction stoppage, which began on Sept. 4, has prompted state officials to get involved. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts requested a state of emergency from Governor Rick Snyder due to problems created by delays in completing the I-696 reconstruction project.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, union members met with contractors to discuss the standoff. It's unsure if the disagreement will be resolved following the meeting so that construction projects can resume. 

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