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MDOT looking for road watchers during wintry commutes


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Once again, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking “Road Watchers” to report on winter highway conditions in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. MDOT is recruiting volunteers who travel on selected US, M and I routes in these counties to help measure how well the roadways are maintained following winter storms. Comments gathered will be used to improve winter maintenance.

MDOT is looking for Road Watchers to monitor the following highways during morning commutes:

  • I-96 throughout Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, and Ionia counties
  • US-131 throughout Montcalm, Kent, and Allegan counties
  • I-196 throughout Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties
  • US-31 throughout Muskegon, Ottawa, and Allegan counties
  • M-6 throughout Kent County

“Motorists offer valuable insight with their unique perspectives,” said MDOT Grand Region Associate Engineer for Operations Tom Tellier. “Perceptions vary greatly and we hope many will volunteer and share their commuting experiences to bolster our winter maintenance efforts.”

MDOT will compile the survey results to track winter highway conditions with the goal of improving winter maintenance practices and response times. Surveys should only take a few moments to complete.

Road Watchers are polled randomly for each storm event and asked to participate in an online Survey Monkey survey about the road conditions they encountered. All results will be anonymous. To volunteer, visit www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers.

Download MDOT’s Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive.

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MDOT looking for West Michigan road watchers


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With the return of Michigan’s winter fury, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is bringing back its “Road Watchers” program. MDOT is recruiting returning and new Road Watchers in the 13-county Grand Region to participate in periodic surveys measuring winter highway conditions during the 6-9 a.m. commuting period on some key routes in their area:

  • I-196 in Allegan, Ottawa, and Kent counties
  • I-96 in Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, and Ionia counties
  • US-131 in Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Mecosta, and Osceola counties
  • US-31 from Grand Haven to Muskegon
  • M-6 in Ottawa and Kent counties
  • M-37 from M-46 to M-82 in Muskegon and Newaygo counties

“Volunteers from last year provided excellent feedback for us to improve our winter maintenance efforts,” said MDOT Grand Region Associate Engineer for Operations Tim Little. “Our region grew from 8 to 13 counties and we’ve added new routes for volunteers to watch this year.”

Road watchers are polled randomly for each storm event and asked to participate in an online survey about the road conditions they encountered. Surveys should only take a few moments to complete and all results will be anonymous. MDOT compiles the survey results to track winter highway conditions with the goal of improving winter maintenance practices and response time.

To volunteer, visit www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers.

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MDOT looking for Grand road watchers during wintry commutes


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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking “Road Watchers” to report on winter highway conditions in MDOT’s Grand Region, which includes: Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. MDOT is recruiting volunteers who travel on US, M and I routes in these counties to help measure how well the roadways are maintained following winter storms. Comments gathered will be used to improve winter maintenance. MDOT is looking for “Road Watchers” to monitor the following highways during morning commutes:
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  • I-96 throughout Kent and Ionia counties
  • I-96 from US-31 to the Ottawa/Kent county line (Muskegon and Ottawa counties)
  • US-131 throughout Kent County
  • I-196 throughout Kent and Ottawa counties
  • M-57 from US-131 to M-91 in Greenville (Kent and Montcalm counties)
  • M-37/M-44 (East Beltline/Broadmoor avenues) from Caledonia to West River Drive/Cannonsburg Road (Kent County)
  • US-31 from Jackson Avenue in Grand Haven to I-96 (Ottawa and Muskegon counties)

“We receive so much valuable information from motorists each winter that we wanted to make it official and encourage more,” said MDOT Grand Region Associate Engineer for Operations Tim Little. “This area is notorious for lake-effect snow and we’ll use all the data we can to improve our winter maintenance efforts. We hope many travelers will volunteer and share their commuting experiences.”

MDOT will compile the survey results to track winter highway conditions with the goal of improving winter maintenance practices and response times. Surveys should only take a few moments to complete.

Road Watchers are polled randomly for each storm event and asked to participate in an online Survey Monkey survey about the road conditions they encountered. All results will be anonymous. To volunteer, visit www.michigan.gov/roadwatchers.

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