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.
- Getting around metro Detroit difficult with road construction projects in work stoppage
- Here are the metro Detroit road projects affected by the Local 324 lockout
- Several metro Detroit road construction projects at a dead stop, no resolution expected soon
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.
Editor's Note: Our series "Getting Around Metro Detroit" explores the problems and solutions to transportation issues throughout our area. If you have a tip for our Getting Around Metro Detroit series, please send it to email@example.com.