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Fabius Township Board approves road work in Latvian Subdivision

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Acting on the recommendation of the township’s Road Committee, the Fabius Township Board has approved improvements on four roads in the Latvian Subdivision off Day Road at an estimated cost of $33,488.36. Authorization to move forward with the road work came during the board’s June meeting Wednesday evening (June 12). The project will involve hand […]

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Invest in kids and roads – Guest column by state Senator John Proos

Posted May 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Michigan fiscal leaders recently met with economists from across the state for the annual May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference to make economic and revenue projections that set parameters for state budgeting decisions. They forecast that Michigan’s improving economy will result in a total $702 million surplus. The state will have an additional $483 million in […]

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Bridge Magazine focuses on roads and transportation funding with articles under ‘Rough Road Ahead’ theme

Posted February 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

As noted in an earlier River Country Journal story regarding the February 8th ‘Legislative Update’ breakfast sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, roads are likely to be a prime topic for conversation in Lansing during the next several months as lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder work on the 2014 state budget. Bridge […]

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Roads among topics during Chamber-sponsored ‘Legislative Update’ breakfast

Posted February 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

State Representative Matt Lori and state Senator Bruce Caswell were the featured speakers for a ‘Legislative Update’ breakfast Friday morning (February 8th) at the JoCo Center in Three Rivers, an event sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. The lawmakers dealt with a number of issues in the course of their presentations and […]

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MDOT repaving 50 miles of roads in Branch and Calhoun counties

Posted May 31, 2012 by Bruce Snook

More than 50 miles of roads in Branch and Calhoun counties will be repaved in work slated to begin on Monday (June 4). The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following repaving projects in the Coldwater and Battle Creek areas: I-69 will be repaved from the Michigan/Indiana state line to the Branch/Calhoun county line. I-69 […]

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MDOT to invest $84.7 million in Southwest Region roads and bridges in 2012

Posted February 22, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Fast Facts: The 2012 MDOT Southwest Region road and bridge program is roughly $7 million more than 2011’s program. The Southwest Region maintains 593 bridges and 1,567 miles of roadway under state jurisdiction. In 2012, 162 miles of pavement and 33 bridges will be upgraded in the Southwest Region. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) […]

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Constantine Township seeking taxpayer input on road spending

Posted December 18, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Constantine Township is looking for taxpayer input on spending funds on its county roads. A survey included in the latest township newsletter asked if roads even needed improvements, and if taxes should be increased or a special millage approved to improve roads. Copies of the survey are available at Constantine Township Library. Surveys may be left […]

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Plumb School Road reopens

Posted November 11, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Road Commission reports that Plumb School Road – between US-12 and Big Hill Road – was reopened Friday (November 11th) at noon. In making the announcement, the Road Commission said, “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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Governor says revitalized infrastructure is road to Michigan’s success

Posted October 26, 2011 by Bruce Snook

LANSING, Mich. – Better roads drive better jobs, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday (October 26th) in calling for the revitalization of Michigan’s deteriorating infrastructure. Snyder highlighted Michigan’s critical needs in his Special Message to the Legislature on Infrastructure. He released the recommendations during a news conference at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, a leader in […]

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MDOT talks about transportation funding on YouTube

Posted September 28, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is asking the public: “Do you know where road and bridge funding comes from in Michigan?” with a new video posted to its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MichiganDOT. “Not everyone has all the facts about transportation funding, so we thought we could use YouTube to reach a large number of […]

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Multiple US-131 work zones need your undivided attention

Posted August 5, 2011 by Bruce Snook

If you’ll be traveling on US-131 in the Grand Rapids area in coming weeks, the following information from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) may be helpful:  The Michigan Department of Transportation, the cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming and the Kent County Road Commission are coordinating several projects on US-131 from 36th Street to […]

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‘Roads’ primary topic for second ‘Community Development Meeting’

Posted May 22, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Roads were the key topic for discussion Saturday (May 21st) as representatives from Three Rivers area governmental units gathered for their second ‘Community Development Meeting’ to explore ways to collaborate and cooperate in providing governmental services. Louis Csokasy, who manages road commissions in both St. Joseph and Cass counties, was the special guest for the […]

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Transportation economic development road projects will support 4,473 jobs in nine counties

Posted October 28, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Wednesday (October 27th) announced the awarding of state transportation economic development grants that will support 4,473 jobs in nine Michigan counties. Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grants totaling $7,987,303 will leverage more than $845,962,716 in private investment at a private/public ratio of 106-to-1. The grants will fund […]

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Spring Street reconstruction project advances

Posted July 25, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The reconstruction of Spring Street in Three Rivers – between West Michigan Avenue and Millard Street – continues to move forward. Hoffman Brothers, Inc. of Battle Creek began work on the project in June – right after this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival. The project is utilizing funds from a ‘stimulus grant’ through the American […]

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St. Joseph County Road Commission to lift seasonal speed and weight restrictions at 7 a.m. Tuesday

Posted March 15, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced that it will lift seasonal speed and weight restrictions from county roads under its jurisdiction at 7 a.m. Tuesday (March 16th).

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New “wing plows” aid Cass County snow removal efforts

Posted January 16, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Three new “wing plows” are in the equipment lineup the Cass County Road Commission is using for snow removal this winter. For some interesting insights into the Cass County snow removal efforts, click on the following link to access a story from the Dowagiac Daily News:  Wing plows, refining of practices help snow removal

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Pioneer Street in Cass County’s Marcellus Township reverts to gravel

Posted December 11, 2009 by Bruce Snook

Pioneer Street in Cass County’s Marcellus Township is reverting to gravel, the first street in the county to undergo such a change. To learn more about the subject, click on the following link to access the story from the Dowagiac Daily News:  First road reverts to gravel

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Langley Covered Bridge to be closed to traffic during daytime hours beginning Monday

Posted September 25, 2009 by Bruce Snook

Beginning Monday (September 28th), the historic Langley Covered Bridge north of Centreville will be closed during daytime hours only while crews continue to install guardrail along the bridge approach and when the hot plant mix asphalt is placed on the roadway bridge approach.

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Cass County Road Commission gets calls about “chip and seal”

Posted September 23, 2009 by Bruce Snook

“Chip and seal” work in Cass County in recent weeks has prompted calls to the Cass County Road Commission. For more on the story from the Dowagiac Daily News, click on the following link:  Chip and seal not popular, but extends the life of roads

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Motoring advisory regarding I-496 in Lansing

Posted September 8, 2009 by Bruce Snook

If you’re going to be heading for Lansing later this week – or plan to take in the Michigan State University football game at East Lansing on Saturday (September 12th) – you may be interested in this information from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT):

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