Contractor's Equipment and Traffic Control

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Construction staff must not issue waivers of weight restrictions, licensing, etc. for contractor equipment, vehicles or operators. According to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Motor Carrier Division, the contractor must follow all weight and other applicable Michigan Vehicle Code requirements in areas open to traffic, including construction zones. Contractors and their equipment are subject to the same rules and regulations as all other vehicles when utilizing an active lane within or adjacent to a construction work zone. The MSP’s Motor Carrier Division and local law enforcement agencies will enforce these rules and regulations.

Construction staff is to ensure that contractor work zone access locations include proper traffic control and utilization of traffic regulators where appropriate.

Subsection 104.07.C.3 of the Standard Specifications for Construction is to be referenced if a contractor or their equipment damage a state trunkline facility during use.