The Michigan Department of Transportation has launched a new version of its construction and traffic information website for motorists.

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When you talk about safety in vehicles, you usually think of seatbelts, brakes and airbags. But future safety will literally mean our cars and trucks communicating with stop lights! 

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Officials say alcohol- and drug-related crashes remain a significant problem in Michigan even though a new report shows overall traffic deaths decreased 3 percent last year.

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A police chief says only three people had minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash involving about 40 vehicles on a snowy southwestern Michigan highway.

City of Lansing Public Service Department crews will be closing  the intersection of westbound Mount Hope Avenue at Cedar Street beginning at 7 a.m. 

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For the first time, Michigan will open special lanes on highway median shoulders to ease traffic congestion caused by rush hour or crashes.

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Update - MDOT reports US 127 North at M-43 is now open.


A large truck incident closed US 127 at M-43 (Saginaw Highway) around noon on Wednesday. It's unclear when the road will reopen. 

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Michigan would forgive more than $600 million in extra "responsibility" fees that have been assessed on 317,000 motorists for certain traffic offenses under new legislation that is designed to help them regain their licenses and stop driving illegally. 

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A prosecutor says no charges will be filed in a 53-vehicle December pileup on snow-covered Interstate 96 in Michigan that left three people dead.

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A wild turkey that for months made a busy intersection its home is being memorialized after being struck by a vehicle.

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Southeast Michigan is becoming a leader in developing “connected” roads and traffic signals that will “talk” directly to the next generation of cars.

A new Detroit court program allows motorists to deal with some Michigan State Police traffic tickets online.

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Both drivers in a Livingston county crash that killed 5 people, including a newly awarded probation agent, had invalid licenses. 

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The city of Lansing warns you may see lane reductions along Harrison Road because of repairs to sewer repairs.

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2016 proved to be a deadly year for Michigan motorists. It's an endless list of names, and for the first time since 2007, over 1000 people were killed on Michigan roads.