2000 to 2005
A new satellite-based GPS (used for surveys) is one of the first in the nation
MDOT tests new de-icing truck with GPS, computers and biodegradable anti-icing material made from corn by-products
Andy's Law passes - increases penalties on drivers who injure or kill a road worker in a work zone
Woodward Avenue - Detroit's main drag - is designated as National Byway by U.S. DOT
MDOT's FieldManager suite of software wins prestigious 2002 CIO Magazine Enterprise Value Award as one of the top 5 automation systems in the nation.
MDOT develops the first vehicle that can measure the underclearance of bridges while traveling at highway speeds
Gloria J. Jeff named director of MDOT and becomes the first female African-American State Transportation Department director in the nation
MDOT's FieldManager suite of software is named 2003 Computerworld Honors Laureate as one of the top seven transportation systems in the world.
M-6 opens - the new 20-mile Paul B. Henry Freeway in Grand Rapids; Michigan's first operating Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) at M-6 and Kalamazoo Avenue