Update File

MERL is available at no cost to any Michigan local agency and their consultants. It is licensed only for use on Michigan projects. To access the MERL setup file, click "Log in/Register" in the column on the left and enter your username/e-mail and password. The log-in name and password for this website is not the same as your log-in information for MERL. If you do not have a log-in name and password for this website, you must register an account.

Component Updates
  • Added support for SQL Server and SQL Express 2016.
Average Unit Prices
  • Updated the Average Unit Prices for the 2012 Pay Items through 9/2016.
Estimator's Worksheet
  • Added validation for MDOT projects to check for a missing Supplemental Description when a value is required on a pay item.
  • Added right-click option to change worksheet column resizing from automatic to manual.
  • Fixed bug when after checking out a contract (while it is open), the Category toolbar was not enabled until the contract was reopened.
  • Added validation to Export to Trns*Port to not allow export when a Supplemental Description is missing for pay items that require it.
Local Job Manager
  • Fixed bug in creating a Pay Estimate where the pay period was ignored when calculating available items to pay.
  • Fixed exception when changing the Pay Estimate Period for a Job Pay Estimate.
Pay Item List
  • Updated the 2012 Pay Item Codes list.