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Concrete expert working with MDOT to improve roadway surfaces

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Why are portions of M-6 crumbling, and what is the state doing about it?

In 2004 the Michigan Department of Transportation spent $370 million constructing the South Beltline. The warranty on the surface expired before sections of the freeway began to fail. Three years from now MDOT will resurface two, three mile sections of M-6 where seams are prematurely deteriorating.

The state called on Dr. Peter Taylor, director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, to find out what can be done to improve state roadway surfaces.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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