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No deal in sight to end road construction standstill

Posted at 7:46 AM, Sep 20, 2018

It could be awhile before construction starts back up again on dozens of roads across Michigan.

A meeting between Local 324 Operating Engineers and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) to discuss the work stoppage Wednesday night ended without an agreement.

The contract between the Local 324 Operating Engineers and MITA expired in June. That led to a road construction stoppage, which began on Sept. 4. The stoppage affects more than 200 projects across the state.

Governor Rick Snyder says his office is working with both groups to bring an end to the "unacceptable standoff."

Governor Snyder is also talking with the Michigan Attorney General's Office about the dispute, which could lead to legal action.