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.
Two rounds of bids on the reconstruction of North Shore Drive came back significantly over budget, but the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg are going ahead with respective projects that meet at their border.
NUNICA — There will be a single-lane closure for construction on eastbound I-96 between Apple Drive and 96th Avenue in Nunica from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.
NUNICA — There will be a single-lane closure for construction on eastbound I-96 between Apple Drive and 96th Avenue in Nunica on Friday night and again Saturday morning.
Most of the freighter traffic we receive in Grand Haven is done by vessels that have spent years coming in and out of the Grand River, dropping off cargoes to local docks. But there is a first for everything, and every ship that visits our port has had a first visit.
DETROIT — Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would electronically limit tractor-trailer speeds to 65 miles per hour, a move they say would save lives on the nation's highways.
COOPERSVILLE — Nightly lane closures for road work will be in effect Monday night through Wednesday night on eastbound and westbound I-96 between 48th and 16th avenues.
For the Ships Log this week, we have a guest columnist, my friend Jack Hurt. Jack is an aspiring journalist who has a passion for Great Lakes freighters, so I wanted to give him the opportunity to combine those things. Here is his report.
COOPERSVILLE — Lane closures for road work will be in effect between 9 tonight (Friday) through 7 p.m. Sunday on I-96 between 48th and 16th avenues.
Lane closures for road work will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14-15, on southbound Beacon Boulevard (U.S. 31) between Jackson Street and Robbins Road.
FRUITPORT TWP. — Short-term total closures (15 minutes) for utility work will be in effect this Sunday night/Monday morning on I-96 at Mt. Garfield Road (between Sternberg Road and Airline Highway).
Short-term total closures (15 minutes) for bascule test openings will be in effect between 10 p.m. Thursday (tonight) and 6 a.m. Friday on U.S. 31 over the Grand River.
SPRING LAKE — An additional section of Spring Lake’s Exchange Street will be closed beginning today (Tuesday), which could lead to even more traffic congestion on Savidge Street (M-104).
Short-term total closures for bascule test openings of the drawbridge will be in effect between 10 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) and 6 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 31 over the Grand River.
Lane closures for road work will be in effect Tuesday, April 30, until 3 p.m. on northbound Beacon Boulevard (U.S. 31) between Robbins Road and Jackson Street, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Partial road closures will be in effect in downtown Grand Haven, starting Tuesday, as the Harbor Drive reconstruction project enters its final stage of completion.