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MDOT to start construction

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will start construction Monday on the M-43 (West Main Street) bridge over US-131 in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County. Work begins Monday on US-131 to accommodate lane closures and shifts when the M-43 bridge work begins, which is expected to start Sunday, July 7. During this first phase, there will be nighttime single-lane closures on ...

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Project moving forward

Construction of a nearly five-mile, two-lane US-131 bypass of Constantine – a project that began on February 4th – continues to move forward with a target of completion in November 2013. The project – with an $18 million price tag – includes a new, 870-foot bridge over the St. Joseph River near Riverside Drive, on the southwest side of the ...

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Throwing rocks at MDOT grader

State police fielded a complaint of a home owner throwing rocks at passing motorists around 2 p.m. Thursday in Sturgis Township. According to a media release, a Michigan Department of Transportation employee was grading the shoulder along westbound U.S. 12 near White School Road when the homeowner was seen throwing rocks. At least two vehicles, the MDOT grader and a ...

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Project to move forward

Members of the Centreville Village Council have been advised that a sidewalk project planned through a $400,000 grant will proceed, despite objections from a group of village residents. Council members Monday were told village attorney John Barnes was contacted last week following a special meeting to hear some residents’ opinions against the sidewalk construction. Village president Jeff Johnson indicated Barnes ...

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Residents oppose plan

A group of Centreville residents is voicing opposition to a sidewalk plan in their neighborhood. Nearly two dozen residents attended this week’s Centreville Village Council meeting to voice concern over sidewalks to be built through a Safe Routes To School grant. The $416,000 to help cover the sidewalk-development cost was awarded last September. Comments ranged from the need for the ...

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MDOT announces road project

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced a six-week road project impacting traffic on U.S. 12 in Cass County. MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said the agency starting Wednesday will be resurfacing U.S. 12 from M-62 in Edwardsburg to Mason Street in Union, and M-217 from the state line to U.S. 12 in Union. There will be single-lane closures under flag control, ...

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