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US 131 bypass meeting

Officials from the Michigan Department of Transportation will host an open house next week regarding the U.S. 131 Constantine bypass project. Set to take place next Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Constantine High School, the open house will allow the public to see the latest designs and plans related to the project, which state officials say will begin …

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Progress on US 131 bypass

Progress is being made on the long-awaited U.S. 131 bypass around the village of Constantine. Village President Pat Weiss last week told village council members she attended a Dec. 11 meeting that included about three dozen representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation and a team of representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency. Weiss said MDOT confirmed it has acquired …

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MDOT’s five year program

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 …

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Lane closures till Oct. 31st

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 …

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Transportation Authority recognized

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 …

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MDOT announces road closures

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 …

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Road work in Constantine

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 …

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Road repairs in the county

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. …

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Road construction on Shimmel

Motorists in Sturgis Township are being advised that the St. Joseph County Road Commission has started repairs on Shimmel Road at the railroad crossing, just north of U.S. 12. The work was slated to begin Wednesday and the crossing is projected to be closed for at least a week. Detours are in place and suggest motorists use Stubey or Klinger Lake …

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Accident claimed life of woman

A Marcellus woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash Thursday morning. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Rachel Jacobs. She was eastbound on M-216 when she collided with another eastbound vehicle driven by 19-year-old Brandon Farrand of Colon. The Jacobs vehicle then struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Romeo Amat, 77, of Kalamazoo. The Jacobs …

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