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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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Three road projects to begin this summer

The St. Joseph County Road Commission can start budgeting for some major roadwork set to take place this summer. Agency manager Chris Minger said Michigan Department of Transportation over the weekend awarded its bids statewide for summer projects, including three in St. Joseph County. The three routes are: Silver Street in Mendon Township, Lovers Lane in Lockport Township and Colon …

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131 construction project to begin

Motorists who travel on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo County are being advised of a construction project starting next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday will begin repaving 6.6 miles of U.S. 131 between I-94 and U Avenue in Portage. The $10.3 million investment includes guardrail replacement, carpool lot resurfacing, new signs and right-of-way fencing, and traffic signal upgrades. …

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