The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its draft 2013-2017 five-year transportation program.
The draft document includes information about MDOT’s funding picture and a list of specific transportation projects planned for the next five years in each of MDOT’s seven regions. Locations, descriptions and proposed construction years of more than 400 projects may be found through a link at Michigan.gov/mdot.
Comments will be accepted until Jan. 9, and should be directed to Bob Parsons, public involvement and hearings officer, through a link on the agency’s home page.
Bridge-repair work at two different locations in Three Rivers started Wednesday and will conclude at the end of October.
According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, there will be single-lane closures on Michigan Avenue between Spring Street and M-86 through Oct. 31.
Meanwhile, MDOT said over the same time period there will be single-lane closures on U.S. 131 between West Hoffman Street and the bridge over Rocky River.
The nature of the repairs was not stated in a department media release.
The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority was recognized last week by the Michigan Department of Transportation for attaining 10 years of service.
CTA executive director Steve Yorks said the state agency issued plaques to transportation agencies across the state observing milestone anniversaries this year. He said the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority was acknowledged for being in existence for 10 years in 2012.
The event took place during the annual three-day Michigan Public Transit Association’s annual conference near Traverse City.
About half of the state’s 84 transportation authorities were represented at the conference, Yorks said.
The Three Rivers-based agency in its 2010-11 fiscal year provided a record 88,000 rides.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced TWO road closures in the WLKM listening area:
• There will be a total closure of M-60 from M-62 to Calvin Center Road in Cassopolis (Cass County) from 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, through 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, for CN Railroad track reconstruction. Detour routes will be posted.
• There will be single-lane closures on US-131 in Constantine from 6 a.m. Tuesday (July 24) through 4 p.m. Friday, August 17, for sidewalk work and resurfacing
The Michigan Department of Transportation announced a three-day road project in Constantine that will result in lane closures.
MDOT officials said single-lane closures on U.S. 131 at the St. Joseph River bridge started Tuesday and are expected to remain in place through 5 p.m. Thursday.
A team of MDOT officials will be involved in bridge repairs, according to an agency news release.
Here’s some road-construction information on two projects in St. Joseph County.
The first matter comes from the Michigan Department of Transportation, which has announced a lane shift on M-86 at Industrial Drive in Centreville through 5 p.m. today.
One lane will be open in each direction while crews make repairs to a water main.
The other project involves the St. Joseph County Road Commission and a project in Sturgis Township.
The commission said its work involving repairs at the railroad tracks on Balk Road, just north of U.S. 12, has been completed. The route reopened Thursday following closure and a detour for more than a week.