Construction season resumes. Governor Rick Snyder announced today that the labor impasse between the Michigan Transportation Authority and Operating Engineers 324 has ended and work on Michigan roads will resume.

Laborers will work under the terms of their old contract through the end of the current construction season.

“This is great news and I appreciate that both sides were able to see how important the work they do is to the safety and quality of life for all Michiganders,” Snyder said. “The vital work of getting Michigan’s roads repaired should not have stalled, but the important thing now is that projects will be getting back on track. A long-term solution to the contract negotiations still needs to be worked out, but that can and should be done after this construction season is completed.”

Priority will be placed on projects that can be completed before winter weather sets in.

Mediation will continue through the winter to help OE members secure a new contract.

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