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Westbound I-94 closed in Ann Arbor weekend of Aug. 2

Posted July 31, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Westbound I-94 in the Ann Arbor area will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5 because of highway improvement work.  In addition, the following ramps will be closed at the I-94/US-23 interchange: Westbound I-94 to southbound US-23 Eastbound I-94 to northbound US-23 Northbound US-23 to westbound I-94 This […]

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Railroad tracks on North Nottawa Street in Sturgis closed on Monday, July 29th

Posted July 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The City of Sturgis reports that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on the railroad tracks on North Nottawa Street in Sturgis today (Monday, July 29th) and, a result, the tracks are closed. Motorists are asked to follow the detour routes in the area. Crews plan to have the road back open late […]

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REMINDER: Open house at MDOT Southwest Region headquarters in Kalamazoo Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Posted July 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Southwest Region of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will conduct an open house at its headquarters in Kalamazoo Thursday (July 25th) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents, business owners and local government officials are invited to talk with region staff during the informal event. The office is located at 1501 East Kilgore […]

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Sending a message: Toward Zero Deaths

Posted July 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) hopes motorists will take notice of a pilot, statewide safety campaign that is starting Wednesday (July 24) on Michigan highways. MDOT will display the number of traffic fatalities on Michigan roadways year to date on selected electronic signs, also known as Dynamic Message Signs (DMS). The message will be […]

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Lane closure: M-40 near Jones, July 22 – Sept. 27

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There will be single-lane closures under flag control for repaving on M-40 between US-12 and M-60 in Jones, Cass County, from 7 a.m. Monday, July 22, through 4 p.m. Friday, September 27. Source:  News release from the Michigan Department of Transportation

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Draft Michigan Freight Plan available for public review and comment

Posted July 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft Michigan Freight Plan, a supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan, is available for public comment through Aug. 7. The draft freight plan is available for public review on the State Long Range Plan Web site: www.michigan.gov/slrp. The public is invited to send comments via e-mail to youngk10@michigan.gov […]

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Lane closures: I-94, Kalamazoo County, July 10

Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports the following regarding lane closures Wednesday (July 10) on I-94:  

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Ramp closure: NB US-131 to WB M-43, Kalamazoo County, July 9 – November 1

Posted July 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Here’s an advisory from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that may be of interest to ‘River Country’ drivers who travel north to Kalamazoo on US-131: Source:  News release from Michigan Department of Transportation

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Summer Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup begins July 13

Posted July 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Motorists should be on the lookout for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers picking up litter along state highways beginning Saturday. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway program will be cleaning up highway roadsides from July 13 to 21, the second of three scheduled pickups this year. “With no increase in transportation funding since 1997, every […]

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MDOT suspends construction for July Fourth holiday, encourages safety

Posted July 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Fast Facts: – MDOT is suspending as much work as possible from 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8. – AAA Michigan estimates 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel this holiday weekend. – Up-to-date construction and traffic information is available on the MDOT Mi Drive Web site: www.michigan.gov/drive. The Michigan Department […]

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M-43 bridge repairs over US-131 start Monday in Oshtemo Township

Posted June 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Fast Facts: – US-131 nighttime lane closures will start Monday, June 24. M-43 lane closures over US-131 will start Sunday, July 7. – Construction is scheduled to be complete on Nov. 1, 2013. – At least one lane of M-43 will be open in each direction; ramp closures will be announced. – A pedestrian lane […]

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Lane closure: M-40 over I-94 in Paw Paw, June 17-20

Posted June 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

If you’ll be traveling this week in the vicinity of M-40 and I-94 in Paw Paw, you may be interested in this advisory from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT): There will be single-lane closures on M-40 over I-94 in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, for bridge maintenance from 12 p.m. Monday, June 17, through […]

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Total closure: M-40 in Marcellus, June 13-17

Posted June 11, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports there will be a total closure of M-40 between Jones Street and Centre Street in the village of Marcellus, Cass County, from 12 p.m. Thursday, June 13, through 11 p.m. Monday, June 17, for the Blue Gill Festival. Local police will be directing traffic. Source:  News release from […]

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MDOT promotes on-road bicycling facilities

Posted June 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is sponsoring “Training Wheels” courses around the state designed to educate communities interested in providing on-road bicycle facilities for their residents and visitors. The course includes two hours of classroom instruction followed by an on-road, on-bike portion. Two of the courses will be held this week – in Coldwater […]

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Open house Monday on M-60 reconstruction in Mendon

Posted June 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold an open house on Monday (June 10th) to discuss the reconstruction of M-60 (Main Street) in Mendon. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Mendon Village Hall at 206 West Main Street. MDOT is planning to rebuild 1.1 miles of M-60 through […]

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St. Joseph County bridge among three MDOT bridges identified during inventory review after Washington State bridge collapse

Posted May 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The collapse of a portion of the Interstate 5 Bridge in Northwestern Washington State Thursday evening (May 23rd) has prompted the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to review the inventory of similar bridges in Michigan.  According to Nick Schirripa, Communications Representative with MDOT’s Southwest Region office in Kalamazoo, 49 such bridges were identified in Michigan, […]

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‘MDOT Update’ to be focus of TR Chamber of Commerce ‘Early Bird Breakfast’ on May 29th

Posted May 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Curious about the Michigan Department of Transportation’s list of projects?  Then you’ll want to attend the ‘Early Bird Breakfast’ on Wednesday, May 29th, sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. MDOT will provide an update on current and future projects and take time for questions. The event will be held at the Three […]

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Construction of US-131 bypass of Constantine progresses

Posted May 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Construction of a nearly five-mile, two-lane US-131 bypass of Constantine continues to progress after the start of the project on February 4th. In his latest update this week, Nick Schirripa, Southwest Region Communications Representative with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), said, “Crews have completed about 90 percent of the topsoil stripping for the new […]

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US-12 and M-217 resurfacing between Edwardsburg and Union starts Wednesday

Posted May 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that resurfacing of US-12 and M-217 between Edwardsburg and Union in Cass County will get underway Wednesday, May 15th. MDOT will be resurfacing US-12 from M-62 in Edwardsburg to Mason Street in Union and M-217 from the Michigan/Indiana state line to US-12 in Union. The estimated end date […]

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New traffic signals in place and operational at ‘Main Four’ in downtown Three Rivers

Posted May 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

New traffic signals are in place and operational at the intersection of Main Street and Michigan Avenue in downtown Three Rivers. The old signals – attached to a diagonal cable across the intersection – were removed Wednesday (May 1st) and the new signals were activated. According to Nick Schirripa, communications representative with the Michigan Department […]

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