It had been more than 15 years since the Joseph L. Block last visited Grand Haven prior to its stop in our port late last month. It was here again late this week.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking "Road Watchers" to report on winter highway conditions in Ottawa, Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm and Muskegon counties.
While we often take for granted having passable roads once a snowstorm passes, there is a lot that goes into winter road maintenance by our local road crews.
The last time the Joseph L. Block was in Grand Haven was May 22, 2002.
Lower Lakes Towing’s motor vessel Michipicoten was due into Grand Haven on Nov. 20. However, weather on Lake Michigan was not cooperating at the time.
The Kaye E. Barker has visited Grand Haven nine times this year. This was its last trip into our port for the season.
COOPERSVILLE — Lane closures for road work will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17.
One ship visited Grand Haven in the past week, and it was the same one that stopped in the week before.
LANSING — Michigan is opening special lanes on a highway near Ann Arbor for the first time to ease traffic congestion caused by rush hour or crashes.
LANSING (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature finished voting Thursday to weaken a law that keeps oceangoing cargo ships from releasing untreated ballast water in Michigan waters, despite a possible veto from Gov. Rick Snyder.
NORTON SHORES — Daytime lane closures for utility work will be in place Friday and Saturday on northbound U.S. 31, just south of Pontaluna Road.
Grand Haven only had one visitor this past week, and it was the Wilfred Sykes, which arrived after dark Nov. 4 with a load of slag for Verplank’s Dock in Ferrysburg.
Traffic on U.S. 31 was halted for a while Wednesday afternoon after a “glitch” with the Grand Haven drawbridge.
MARNE — Motorists taking I-96 to the Grand Rapids area may find traffic jams in the Marne area this week.
While the Ottawa County Road Commission is preparing for the winter maintenance season, projects for the 2018 construction season are already on the radar for the county road agency.