The Michigan Engineers' Resource Library (MERL) is a software suite that helps transportation engineers create road and bridge project estimates, enter and analyze bids for local jobs, and track daily postings and payment estimates. In addition, MERL provides access to various Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resource documents. MERL was created by the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) at Michigan Technological University. (Read more)


MERL Update Available – Version 2017.9

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The update to MERL 2017.9 is now available for download. The update and the complete list of changes for MERL 2017.9 are available at MERL Downloads

Changes in this release include a fix for text and CSV files that were importing incorrect values on Unit Price and a fix for the XML export. Additionally, MERL has a new look! We replaced the old MERL icon with a more distinct and stylistically current design. 


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MERL 5.3.3 Update Available

Friday, February 5, 2016

MERL 5.3.3 Update Available


The update to MERL 5.3.3 is now available for download. The update and the complete list of changes for MERL 5.3.3 are available at MERL Downloads

In addition to updating 2012 Pay Item average unit prices and resolving several issues in MERL, this release includes the previously announced support change for Windows XP or SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2005. Once updated to 5.3.3, MERL will no...

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Responsive HTML5 Manual Released

Monday, July 27, 2015

The MERL Manual has been redesigned in Responsive HTML5 to be more usable on tablets and smart phones. The size and layout of the manual will now change depending on whether the manual is being viewed on a PC, tablet or smart phone.