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MDOT plans public open house

The Michigan Department of Transportation is staging a public open house next week for input on a plan that includes the installation of a roundabout at the south intersection of U.S. 131 and M-60 south of Three Rivers. The event takes place 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Commission On Aging Building, at the rear of the Three Rivers …

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Schoolcraft road project delayed

The Michigan Department of Transportation has delayed the start of a road project in southern Kalamazoo County until next week. The railroad crossing at the south end of the village of Schoolcraft will be closed for up to two weeks beginning Monday. The project was originally slated to begin this week. MDOT officials said the project will include repaving the railroad …

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Prairie River bridge construction to begin

Access from the eastern half of St. Joseph County to Centreville will require a few additional minutes beginning next week. Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday will start its $4.9 million project that involves construction of a new bridge on M-86 at the Prairie River. As a result, a portion of M-86 will be closed and a posted detour will …

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Volunteers clean highway roadsides

The Michigan Department of Transportation is advising motorists to use extra caution beginning this weekend, as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will head back to state roadways to pick up litter. Participants in the MDOT program will clean highway roadsides at various times between Saturday and July 24 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. MDOT officials said Adopt-A-Highway …

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Railroad crossing closure will cause detour

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to alert the public about a railroad crossing closure in Cass County starting next week. MDOT said the crossing on M-216 in the village of Marcellus will be undergoing repairs by Canadian National Railway beginning Monday. Due to the scope of work, the project will not be completed until Aug. 10. The posted detour …

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Delay to bridge project

Motorists in the Centreville area have been given a brief reprieve from a major detour impacting M-86 traffic to the east. Replacement of the M-86 bridge over the Prairie River in Nottawa Township was slated to begin this month but instead will commence in mid July, according to Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Nick Schirripa. The $4.9 million project is …

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