MDOT Changes Will Close Grayling Service Center

The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will close its Grayling office. This change is part of a greater plan to streamline operations statewide. MDOT will close seven other buildings across the state, including one in Howard City. The move will allow it to save on rent and utilities. MDOT says it doesn't need the space anymore. The department has 15 percent fewer employees than it did just two years ago. Grayling employees will move to the regional center in Gaylord. No jobs were lost with the changes. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Derek MacIntyre spoke with MDOT about how it is cutting costs.