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 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.

MERL 5.3.2 Update Available

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MERL 5.3.2 Update Available

MERL 5.3.2 is now available for download. The update and complete list of changes for MERL 5.3.2 are available at MERL Downloads.  

MERL Mobile 1.0.1 Update Available

Summer is here and projects are underway. Engineers and inspectors could shave some time off their busy day with MERL Mobile 1.0.1. MERL Mobile currently provides engineers and inspectors with a powerful set of tools to enable job management on the go using a tablet device. MERL...
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