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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.

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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.

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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.

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The port of Grand Haven was busy over the Labor Day weekend, as four vessels visited in three days.

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Short-term total closures for bascule test openings will be in effect between 1 and 3 a.m. Friday, July 26, on U.S. 31 over the Grand River.

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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.

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As summer presses on, the port of Grand Haven’s vessel traffic has fluctuated greatly from week to week.

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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.

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The port of Grand Haven saw three vessels visit in the past week.

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When following ships, the most important thing to remember is that the schedules always change.

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Smith’s Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic as of noon Friday. This is an indefinite closure.

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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.

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COOPERSVILLE — Road work will result in lane closures on both eastbound and westbound I-96 near Coopersville and Marne beginning Friday night.

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Grand Haven saw the arrivals of two vessels last week, one a frequent freighter and the other a rare visitor.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).