Ferrysburg City Manager Craig Bessinger said that it’s all the city can do to scrape up enough money to cover its major road projects, let alone keep up with maintenance of its local roads.
One new project and a couple of continuing projects will impact residents and motorists traveling through the Spring Lake area in the coming days.
WEST OLIVE — Daily (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) lane closures for road work will be in effect Tuesday and Wednesday on northbound U.S. 31 at Barry Street, between New Holland and Van Buren streets in Olive Township.
A project to add a center turn lane on M-104 and a bike path along the highway in Spring Lake Township is expected to be completed by the middle of next month.
A multi-million-dollar expansion of an auto sales and service business will be the first test of the M-104 Corridor Improvement Authority.
Two people were critically injured Sunday evening when a Whitehall man lost control of his motorcycle in the bridge construction area on northbound U.S. 31, just north of Grand Haven.
Hortech owner Dave MacKenzie said that he was surprised more people didn’t know that it’s illegal to pass a vehicle on the shoulder of the road.
Village residents may soon have free use of the Mill Point Park boat launch if the Village Council approves proposed fee changes next week.
A Spring Lake woman died at a Muskegon hospital several hours after being involved in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon on M-104, east of 144th Avenue in Crockery Township.
SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Salvage teams on Monday freed a colossal container ship stuck for nearly a week in the Suez Canal, ending a crisis that had clogged one of the world's most vital waterways and halted billions of dollars a day in maritime commerce.
The Michigan Department of Transportation notes several closures beginning Monday in relation to the drawbridge work in Grand Haven this spring.
When the construction season starts this spring, plans are to move ahead with a center turn lane on M-104 in Spring Lake Township, from about Krueger Street to 148th Avenue.
A 10-year millage to maintain and replace motorized equipment in the city of Ferrysburg expires this year, so a request for a 10-year renewal will be on the May 4 ballot, City Council members agreed Monday night.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has included funds for the replacement of Smith’s Bridge in her proposed state budget, part of more than $300 million requested for 120 bridges in Michigan.
A University of Michigan study has found that Michigan, out of all the Great Lakes states, has some of the least support for ports and the maritime industry.
The Grand Haven Township Board on Monday delayed a decision to close Pierce Street’s access to U.S. 31 in favor of a cul-de-sac, west of the railroad tracks that run along the highway.
The intersection at Fifth Street and Washington Avenue, on the southern corner of Grand Haven’s Central Park, will soon become a four-way stop.
Lane closures for traffic signal work will be in effect for about two hours Tuesday morning on southbound U.S. 31 (Beacon Boulevard) at Columbus Avenue, just south of Fulton Avenue.
The intersection of Harbor Island Drive and U.S. 31, near Hall’s Sport Center, is currently being raised 3.5 feet by the Grand Haven Department of Public Works.
The general public has two more weeks to ask questions and comment on an upcoming $22.8 million maintenance project that involves five bridges in the U.S. 31 and M-104 triangle area intersecting Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.
A virtual public meeting is planned for next week to take public input on a $22.8 million bridge project set for 2021-22 in the area of U.S. 31 and M-104, which connects Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.
Lane closures for road work will be in effect between 6 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday on the entire stretch of Grand Haven's Beacon Boulevard (U.S. 31).
CHICAGO (AP) — Workers on American and foreign freighters are following new protocols and precautionary measures in the Great Lakes region to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Harbor Transit has taken added precautions in an effort to protect the health of its riders by announcing that limited service went into effect Monday and will remain in place until further notice.
In the coming months, members of the Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System Board will be faced with questions concerning the future of the local mass transportation organization.
While infrastructure reform has been a key issue for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during her time in Lansing, it’s been difficult for her and the GOP-controlled Legislature to agree on how to generate the money needed for rebuilding Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges.
LANSING — The Michigan Senate voted Tuesday to require that a study be done to assess the feasibility of tolls along the state’s highways, as lawmakers consider ways to boost spending on deteriorating infrastructure.