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Project finished

A summer-long project in the village of Centreville finished last week. Thanks to a state grant of more than $400,000 awarded last fall, the installation of sidewalks along the village’s busiest streets leading to Centreville Elementary and Centreville Jr./Sr. High schools has been completed. The $416,000 Michigan Department of Transportation grant was one of six issued to Michigan communities as …

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Covered bridge work begins

Crews from the St. Joseph County Road Commission this week started work on a $100,000 upgrade of the Langley Covered Bridge. The task, slated to take two weeks to complete, focuses on replacing the upper portion of the bridge’s two-layer deck. Chris Minger, director of operations, said the bridge has a two-part floor, and the structure is at a point …

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Updated info on bridges

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced it has updated information on its website regarding the safety of 4,422 state highway bridges. State bridge information can be downloaded by route number and/or county, and are current as of Aug. 30. Only highway bridges greater than 20 feet in length are included; ratings for pedestrian, railroad and locally owned bridges are not …

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Informational open houses

The Michigan Department of Transportation Southwest Region is holding informational open houses at each of its three Transportation Service Centers this week. MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said TSC staff will be present at each location to discuss project selection, transportation funding, construction projects and other issues. Whether it’s highway and bridge conditions, project types, traffic signals and speed limits, snow removal …

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Road project in Centreville

A road project in the village of Centreville is progressing toward its completion date of Saturday next week. Nick Schirripa, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Southwest Region, said crews over the past six weeks have been working on East Main Street and creating what will eventually be a three-lane roadway through a majority of the village. The road …

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Traffic advisory for motorists

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory for motorists in Cass County. The agency said single-lane closures on M-40 between M-60 and U.S. 12 will be under flag control for a repaving project. MDOT says the undertaking will be completed at the end of September.

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Update on bypass

Officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation have issued an update on progress of the U.S. 131 Constantine bypass project. MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said the $18 million undertaking remains within budget and on target for completion in late November. Work on the 4.9-mile bypass started in February. Schirripa said crews are currently setting bridge beams and building piers for the …

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Highway clean-up underway

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who will begin the second of three sessions picking up litter along state highways beginning this weekend. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program will be clearing highway roadsides any day between Saturday and the end of next week. In 2012, Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups reported collecting about …

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Road closure for M-86

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a press release, noting East Main Street lane closures in the village of Centreville. The agency said lane closures for resurfacing will be in place through late August on eastbound and westbound M-86 in Centreville, from Nottawa Street to Shimmel Road. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of …

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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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