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  • Current Conditions

    Posted by TJ Green
    Current Road Conditions: 
    Windy. Dry
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    Happening Now
    No Accidents Reported
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    NEW TODAY (5/15)
    There will be single-lane closures on southbound Westnedge Avenue 
    for pavement repairs from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, through 
    3 p.m. Thursday, May 16. 
    The closures will be between West Michigan Avenue and Academy Street,
    and between Pierce Avenue and Buchanan Avenue.
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    There will be moving lane closures for pothole repairs on southbound M-40 from Gobles to Paw Paw in Van Buren County from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.
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    There will be a moving lane closure under flag control for utility work on M-222 between US-131 and 19th Street in Watson Township, Allegan County, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Wednesday, May 15, through Friday, May 31.
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    UPCOMING PROJECT IN KALAMAZOO (Friday, May 17)
    There will be multiple lane closures on Westnedge Avenue at Whites Road 
    for Consumers Gas utility work from 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, through 
    4 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
    Westnedge Avenue and Whites Road each will be down to one lane in each 
    direction at the intersection, and no left turn will be allowed during 
    the closures.
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    UPCOMING PROJECT IN KALAMAZOO (Monday, May 20)
    Construction crews will start work to replace damaged sidewalk and asphalt resurfacing on East Ransom Street  between Pitcher Street and Harrison Street, and on Gull Road between Harrison Street and the Kalamazoo River. 
    During construction, there will be single lane closures during the day. Access to all 
    businesses and residences will be maintained. 
    Construction is planned to be completed by Friday, June 21, 2013
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    RACE FOR THE CURE STREET CLOSURES:

    Beginning at 1:30 pm, Sunday, May 19, 2013, roads throughout downtown will be closed surrounding the route of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Roads are expected to be open by 4:00 pm.

    Local Construction Projects
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    Kilgore Road bridge over I-94
    single-lane closure on Kilgore Road for bridge repairs (End Date: 5/17)
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    Eastbound and westbound M-43 from C Avenue to the Barry county line.
    Road resurfacing. (End Date: 6/3)
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    Eastbound and westbound M-89 from Hatton Drive 
    in the village of Richland east to 42nd Street...road resurfacing.
    (End Date: 6/3)
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    Reconstruction of Mall Drive from Constitution Boulevard to South Westnedge Avenue. During the construction, Mall Drive will remain open to local traffic. The project will require periodic lane closures and traffic lane shifts, which will result in some traffic delays. (End Date:  June 15.
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    Forest Drive CLOSED to thru traffic from Lovers Lane to Portage Road.
    (scheduled to be completed June 30th)
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    Reconstruction of Romence Road from Portage Road to Sprinkle Road
    Romence Road will remain open to local traffic, so execpt delays
    (End Date: 6/28)
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    Centre Avenue Traffic Signal Interconnection Project in which traffic signals will be improved from U.S. 131 to Oakland Drive. Drivers should expect some lane closures and traffic shifts on West Centre weekdays between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    The work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30
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    Farmers Alley and Exchange Place closed to through traffic, to allow building maintenance to be done on the Fifth Third building.  The alleys will be open on weekends and during non-working hours. (End Date: June 15)
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    Haymarket Parking Lot #9 is CLOSED in downtown Kalamazoo 
    (scheduled to reopen the week of May 30th)
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    Expressways & Hi-ways CONSTRUCTION Projects
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    US-131
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    Expect a daily single lane closure for road repair
    on NB 131 near Wayland (End Date: 5/15)
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    I-94 
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    M-96
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    M-89
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    Reconstruction on M-89 in Plainwell from Sherwood to 8th Street 
    Eastbound traffic will be open while westbound traffic is detoured.  
    Work is weather dependent ( end date 7/1/13 )
    {There will be a total closure of M-89 to replace railroad tracks between Sherwood Avenue and 8th Street in Plainwell, Allegan County, from Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 24.}
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    REGIONAL Projects
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    US-131
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    Northbound and southbound US-131 from US-12 to north of Constantine 
    Prep work for the Constantine bypass is underway.
    Expect single-lane closures.
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    A single lane closure for road and bridge work in place now through September 25 on northbound US-131 from I-196 to Ann Street in Grand Rapids.  
    On selected weekends from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, double lane closures will be used on northbound US-131 from Hall Street to Ann Street.
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    I-94
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    In Berrien County....
    double-lane closure for maintenance activities on
    Westbound I-94 from US-12 to Maudlin Road from
    6am to 9am this morning.
    Then, from 9am to 11am single-lane closure for 
    maintenance activities.
    And from 11am-1pm Eastbound I-94 from M-239 to 
    Maudlin Road single-lane closure for 
    maintenance activities.
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    Westbound I-94 from Bridgman to Sawyer
    Expect single-lane closure for median crossover construction.
    (5/6-7/12)
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    M-37
    in Hastings, between Hanover/Green Street intersection and Broadway/State Street intersection. Expect lane closures for road work. (End Date 5/31)
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    M-43
    in Hastings, from State Street to north city limits
    Expect lane closures for road and bridge reconstruction. (End Date: 5/31)
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    M-216
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    Eastbound and westbound M-216 between Pulver Road and US-131 near Three Rivers
    is closed for reconstruction. Work will take place at night. (End Date: 5/31)
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    M-40
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    M-60 
    in Homer, Expect single lane closures for pavement repairs. (End Date: 8/2)
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    M-86
    Westbound M-86 in Three Rivers between River Street and M-60.
    Expect a single-lane closure for sidewalk and curb replacement.
    (5/6-5/12)
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    Eastbound and westbound M-86 from the M-86/M-66 junction east to 
    St. Joseph Street in the village of Colon....road resurfacing.
    (5/6-6/3)
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    M-216
    Eastbound and westbound M-216 between Pulver Road and US-131 near Three Rivers
    closed for reconstruction. Work takes place at night. (End Date: 5/31)
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    US-12
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    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repaving nearly 2 miles of US-12 from west of Mayflower Road to east of M-139 near Niles in Berrien County.
    Daytime lane closures, intermittent flag control, and occasional ramp closures with signed detours. (End Date July 19)
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    I-196 
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    North and southbound I-196, from Mile Marker 22 north to Mile Marker 51
    Expect a moving lane closure for barrier wall sweeping.
    Work will take place at night. (End Date 5/14)
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    Northbound and southbound I-196 Business Loop between LaGrange Street and Blue Star Highway in South Haven
    Expect double-lane closures for tar and chipping road work. (End Date: 5/14)
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    US-31
    US-31 bridge repairs in Berrien County
    - US-31 Business Route over St. Joseph River,
    - US-31 over Pipestone Creek,
    - Pipestone Road over US-31,
    - Meadowbrook Road over US-31, and
    - Napier Avenue over US-31.
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    I-69
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    Road & Bridge Projects for 2013 - Michigan Department of Transportation

    Allegan County

    • U.S. 131, from 135th Avenue to the Allegan/Kent county line.
    • M-40, add left-turn lanes at 141st Avenue in Fillmore Township.
    • M-89, complete reconstruction between 12th Avenue and 8th Street in Plainwell.

    Kalamazoo County

    • M-43 (West Main Street), repair the bridge over U.S. 131 and add sidewalks in Oshtemo Township.
    • M-43, from C Avenue to the Kalamazoo/Barry county line in Richland Township.
    • M-89, from Hatton Drive to 42nd Avenue in Ross Township.

    St. Joseph County

    • U.S. 131, build five miles of new highway around Constantine and a new bridge over the St. Joseph River.
    • M-86, resurface in Colon and M-60/66 in Leonidas.
    • M-86, Nottawa Street to Shimmel Road in Centreville.
    • M-216 (Marcellus Road), reconstruct west of U.S. 131 in Flowerfield Township.

    City of Kalamazoo

    The city has $850,000 in local streets projects, more than $3 million in major streets getting federal aid, slightly more than $1 million in major streets with only local funding and $300,000 in scattered street work throughout town. Here are the major projects:

    • North Burdick Street, from railroad tracks to north city limit.
    • Fulford Street, Cork to Stockbridge streets.
    • Ransom Street-Gull Road, Pitcher to the Kalamazoo River.
    • Wheaton Street, Merrill to Westnedge.
    • Alvan Street, Saidla Street to Sprinkle Road.
    • Austin Street, Oakland Drive to Davis Street.
    • Race Street, Stockbridge to Lake streets.
    • Westfall, Michigan Avenue to Hylie Street.
    • Kendall Street, Hylie to the north end.
    • Oakland Drive/Parkview Avenue intersection.

    City of Portage

    • Kilgore Road bridge reconstruction, over Portage Creek.
    • Romence Road, Portage Road to Sprinkle Road, minor widening included.
    • Romence Road Parkway, Lovers Lane to Portage Road, also sidewalk work.
    • Forest Drive, Lovers Lane to Portage Road, reconstruction with new water main, sidewalks upgraded, storm drainage work.
    • Mall Drive, Constitution Boulevard to South Westnedge Avenue, includes sidewalk work.
    • Portage Road and East Center Avenue, traffic signal interconnection project to include video camera installation and traffic network improvements on Portage Road from Fairfield Avenue to Bacon Avenue, and Centre Avenue from Angling Road to Portage Road. Project includes computer upgrade for the city traffic control center.
    • Angling Road, West Centre Avenue to Squire Heath Lane.

    Kalamazoo County Road Commission

    • Sprinkle Road Bridge in Comstock Township over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
    • Sprinkle Road Bridge in Comstock Township over the Kalamazoo River.
    • V Avenue, Brady Township, Sprinkle Road to 29th Street.
    • Sprinkle Road, Comstock Township, north of Cork Street to Comstock Avenue.
    • G Avenue, Ross Township, 39th Street to M-96.
    • Q Avenue, Texas Township, 10th Street to 12th Street.
    • Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, additional segment from River Street to 35th Street.

    Allegan County

    The Allegan County Road Commission has 17 primary road and bridges projects lined up for 2013. Here are the major ones:

    • 128th Avenue, 62nd Street to 58th Street.
    • 38th Street, 128th Avenue to 134th Avenue (to be completed in 2014).
    • 18th Street, 128th Avenue to 135th Avenue.
    • 68th Street, 114th Avenue to Blue Star Highway.
    • 102nd Avenue from 66th Street to 54th Street and 102nd Avenue from 24th Street to 21st Street, paved shoulders.
    • 102nd Avenue from 38th Street to M-40.
    • 22st Street and Jefferson Road from 102nd Avenue to M-89.
    • 133rd Avenue Bridge, east of 54th Street over the Rabbit River.
  • Barn File near Binder Park Zoo

    Posted by O'Reilly

    Battle Creek area filled with fire smoke again.

    This morning, a large fire has engulfed a barn near Binder Park Zoo.  Emergency vehicles are on the scene and traffics been re-routed

  • Current Traffic Conditions and Road Projects

    Posted by Richard Piet

    Current Road Conditions:  Scattered rain, heavy in some areas, leaving roads wet. Watch for standing water/flooding. Click "weather" above for details on flood advisories.

    Have WKZO traffic accident/delay alerts sent right to your phone: Text the word "TRAFFIC" to 80373.  Sponsored by CD Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal 381-​3000.

    Tipsters can report road problems to WKZO by calling 877-382-4280.

    HAPPENING NOW:

    No reported incidents/delays at this time.

    Snapshot of Road Projects

    EB I-94 AT EXIT 66, MATTAWAN: Offramp CLOSED until late May for roundabout construction.

    SPRINKLE ROAD BETWEEN S AVENUE AND ZYLMAN: Reconstruction/widening until August, 2011.

    WESTNEDGE BETWEEN KILGORE AND MICHIGAN: Repaving. Lane restrictions until late June.

    H AVENUE BETWEEN DRAKE AND 10TH STREET: CLOSED. Part 2 of the sewer project that started last season. Completion: mid-May. Detour is Posted.  

    US-131 AT DORR EXIT: 142nd Avenue bridge reconstruction. Detour posted; occasional nighttime freeway closures.  

    RIVERVIEW DRIVE (ALLEGAN COUNTY) between FOURTH ST AND BASELINE, Construction. Detour posted.

    I-94 AT WESTNEDGE: Season-long construction for phase two of I-94 widening and Westnedge ramp reconstruction. Traffic shift in place.  More information:

    Eastbound I-94 traffic has been shifted, signs are being places, utility work is underway, and westbound traffic is being prepared for the shift to eastbound lanes after 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Once all traffic is off the westbound I-94 lanes, reconstruction can begin.

    Demolition of the westbound I-94 bridges over Westnedge Avenue is tentatively scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, April 29, through 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The demolition will require a total closure of Westnedge Avenue at I-94, and detours will be posted.

    The media and public are welcome to watch the demolition from safe locations near the construction zone. Reporters and photographers will be allowed access to the demolition with prior approval and the proper safety equipment.

      The following ramps will close the week of April 4:
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Northbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Westbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Westbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Eastbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue

    The ramps from northbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94, and from eastbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue will remain open for the construction season.

    OTHER PROJECTS:

    MDOT - Long-term Construction Projects Beginning Monday, April 18

    MDOT will start repairing six bridges in Berrien and Van Buren counties.
    The project includes bridge repaving and repairs, as well as guardrail replacement and approach work on six bridges over I-94 and I-196 in New Buffalo, Benton Harbor, Covert, and Lawrence. 
    Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Oct. 28.
    During construction, two lanes open will be open in each direction on I-94 and one lane open in each direction on I-196.
    Detours will be posted.

    MDOT will be repairing the US-31 bridges over the St. Joseph River in Berrien County. 
    The project will include replacing expansion joints and reconstructing the bridge approach.
    There will be single-lane closures on US-31 during construction.

    MDOT will be replacing the deck of the J Drive South bridge over I-69 near Marshall, Calhoun County. The project also includes painting, pin and hanger replacement, substructure repairs, and approach work.
    The J Drive South bridge will be detoured during construction, and there will be single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-69.

     

    ROAD PROJECT LIST Construction timelines include if known

    - Right Lane Closure on South Street in downtown Kalamazoo between Rose and Kalamazoo Mall

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Kalamazoo will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Songbird Lane, from Old Field to the city’s east end
    •Blackberry Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Katydid Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Axtell Street, from Merrill Street to Westnedge Avenue
    •Random Road, from Oakcreek Street to Mt. Olivet Road
    •Garland Avenue, from Westnedge Avenue to Rose Street
    •Glen Wood Circle, from Edgemoor Avenue to Bronson Boulevard
    •Adams Street, from Parkview Avenue to Springmont Avenue
    •Forbes Street, from Douglas Avenue to Hilbert Street
    •Douglas Avenue, from Kalamazoo Avenue to the north city limit
    •Balch Street, from Park Street to Burdick Street
    •Glendale Boulevard, from Mt. Olivet Road to Courtlandt Avenue
    •Angling Road, from the southern city limit to Oakland Drive
    •Gibson Street, from Pitcher Street to King Highway
    •Palmer Avenue, from Portage Street to James Street
    •Lake Street, from Portage Street to Walter Street

    Here's a list of road projects that Kalamazoo County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    South Sprinkle Road, from S to Zylman avenues, widening from Wells Street to Zylman; installation of new culvert, from Austin to Long lakes; new left-turn lane at Sprinkle-S Avenue intersection
    •Parchmount Avenue, west of Nazareth Road to Nazareth complex
    •Mosel Avenue at Riverview Drive intersection, new signal
    •24th Street, Sprinkle Road to R Avenue
    •12th Street, C Avenue to the north county line
    •VW Avenue, Portage Road to 18th Street
    •Extension of Kalamazoo River Valley Trail from Mayors’ Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo to Sprinkle Road; includes 10-foot trail crossing the Kalamazoo River

    Here's a list of highway projects that the Michigan Department of Transportation will perform this year on state-owned roads. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    I-196, from 118th Avenue north to 130th Avenue, Allegan County, resurfacing and new cable guardrail, through June
    I-196, new bridge over 20th Avenue/County Road 380, near South Haven, April 11-Oct. 29
    •M-40, south of Allegan County line north to M-89, repairs, May-June
    •M-89, from Otsego north to 28th Street in Allegan, resurfacing, May-August
    •I-94, eastbound lanes from I-94 Business Loop/ML Avenue east to 40th Street, resurfacing, July-August
    •M-222, near Weeks Street, city of Allegan, stabilizing slope along Kalamazoo River, July-August
    •U.S. 131, from Milham Avenue north to M-43, resurfacing, September-November
    •M-96, Michigan Avenue to 35th Street, resurfacing, September-November
    •U.S. 131, 106th Avenue bridge repairs, September-November
    •M-222, bridge deck repairs over U.S. 131, September-October
    •M-66, south of M-86, north to St. Joseph River/M-60, repairs, September-October

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Portage will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Oakland Drive, Shaver Road to Katie Court
    •Portage Road, Osterhout Avenue to Lakeview Avenue
    •South Westnedge Avenue, Larkspur to West Centre avenues; includes water main replacement
    •Lovers Lane, Forest Drive to East Centre Avenue

    Here's a list of road projects that Van Buren County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    The eastbound I-94 off-ramp at Exit 66 to Main Street in Mattawan, Van Buren County, will be closed from 6 a.m. Thursday, April 21, through 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, for the construction of a roundabout.
    Eastbound I-94 traffic will be directed to use Paw Paw Exit 60 and follow the posted detour. An alternate route is advised.

    •County Road 388 at County Road 689/711/2 Street, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at CR687, intersection improvements
    •CR380 at CR681, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at 62nd Street, intersection improvements
    •CR652 from CR358 to CR354, trench work and widening
    •Red Arrow Highway, from 39th Street to pointed to be determined, reconstruction
    •591/2 Street bridge rehabilitation
    •Pinery Road bridge rehabilitation
    •CR380 bridge replacement

    Here's a list of road projects that Allegan County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    142nd Avenue bridge replacement over US 131 starts (4/15) in Allegan County. During construction, traffic will be detoured around the bridge via 135th Street, 10th Street and 18th Avenue

    •58th Street, from 130th Avenue to Old Allegan Road

    •134th Avenue, 25th Street and 135th Avenue, from 30th Street to 22nd Street
    •31st Street and 125th Avenue, from Dumont Lake County Park to 30th Street
    •128th Avenue, from 26th Street to village of Hopkins
    •18th Street, at 142nd Avenue
    •60th Street, from 106th Avenue to 109th Avenue
    •26th Street, from 108th Avenue to M-89
    •114th Avenue, from 26th Street to 24th Street
    •Riverview Drive, from Fourth Street to Baseline Road

    A listing of road projects that will be performed by St. Joseph County this year follows. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Lafayette Road, from Big Hill Road west to Lakeview Road
    •Construction of new bridge deck for drainage structure at Coon Hollow Road, west of Three Rivers
    •Featherstone Road, from Centreville-Constantine Road to village of Constantine

  • Current Traffic Conditions and Road Projects

    Posted by Richard Piet

    Current Road Conditions:  Wet pavement across the region.

    Have WKZO traffic accident/delay alerts sent right to your phone: Text the word "TRAFFIC" to 80373.  Sponsored by CD Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal 381-​3000.

    Tipsters can report road problems to WKZO by calling 877-382-4280.

    HAPPENING NOW:

    No reported tie-ups at this time.

    Snapshot of Road Projects

    EB I-94 AT EXIT 66, MATTAWAN: Offramp closes at 6am Thursday, April 21 until late May for roundabout construction.

    SPRINKLE ROAD BETWEEN S AVENUE AND ZYLMAN: Reconstruction/widening until August, 2011.

    WESTNEDGE BETWEEN KILGORE AND MICHIGAN: Repaving. Lane restrictions until late June.

    H AVENUE BETWEEN DRAKE AND 10TH STREET: CLOSED. Part 2 of the sewer project that started last season. Completion: mid-May. Detour is Posted.  

    US-131 AT DORR EXIT: 142nd Avenue bridge reconstruction. Detour posted; occasional nighttime freeway closures.  

    I-94 AT WESTNEDGE: Season-long construction for phase two of I-94 widening and Westnedge ramp reconstruction. Traffic shift in place.  More information:

    Eastbound I-94 traffic has been shifted, signs are being places, utility work is underway, and westbound traffic is being prepared for the shift to eastbound lanes after 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Once all traffic is off the westbound I-94 lanes, reconstruction can begin.

    Demolition of the westbound I-94 bridges over Westnedge Avenue is tentatively scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, April 29, through 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The demolition will require a total closure of Westnedge Avenue at I-94, and detours will be posted.

    The media and public are welcome to watch the demolition from safe locations near the construction zone. Reporters and photographers will be allowed access to the demolition with prior approval and the proper safety equipment.

      The following ramps will close the week of April 4:
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Northbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Westbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Westbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Eastbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue

    The ramps from northbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94, and from eastbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue will remain open for the construction season.

    OTHER PROJECTS:

    MDOT - Long-term Construction Projects Beginning Monday, April 18

    MDOT will start repairing six bridges in Berrien and Van Buren counties.
    The project includes bridge repaving and repairs, as well as guardrail replacement and approach work on six bridges over I-94 and I-196 in New Buffalo, Benton Harbor, Covert, and Lawrence. 
    Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Oct. 28.
    During construction, two lanes open will be open in each direction on I-94 and one lane open in each direction on I-196.
    Detours will be posted.

    MDOT will be repairing the US-31 bridges over the St. Joseph River in Berrien County. 
    The project will include replacing expansion joints and reconstructing the bridge approach.
    There will be single-lane closures on US-31 during construction.

    MDOT will be replacing the deck of the J Drive South bridge over I-69 near Marshall, Calhoun County. The project also includes painting, pin and hanger replacement, substructure repairs, and approach work.
    The J Drive South bridge will be detoured during construction, and there will be single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-69.

     

    ROAD PROJECT LIST Construction timelines include if known

    - Right Lane Closure on South Street in downtown Kalamazoo between Rose and Kalamazoo Mall

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Kalamazoo will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Songbird Lane, from Old Field to the city’s east end
    •Blackberry Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Katydid Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Axtell Street, from Merrill Street to Westnedge Avenue
    •Random Road, from Oakcreek Street to Mt. Olivet Road
    •Garland Avenue, from Westnedge Avenue to Rose Street
    •Glen Wood Circle, from Edgemoor Avenue to Bronson Boulevard
    •Adams Street, from Parkview Avenue to Springmont Avenue
    •Forbes Street, from Douglas Avenue to Hilbert Street
    •Douglas Avenue, from Kalamazoo Avenue to the north city limit
    •Balch Street, from Park Street to Burdick Street
    •Glendale Boulevard, from Mt. Olivet Road to Courtlandt Avenue
    •Angling Road, from the southern city limit to Oakland Drive
    •Gibson Street, from Pitcher Street to King Highway
    •Palmer Avenue, from Portage Street to James Street
    •Lake Street, from Portage Street to Walter Street

    Here's a list of road projects that Kalamazoo County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    South Sprinkle Road, from S to Zylman avenues, widening from Wells Street to Zylman; installation of new culvert, from Austin to Long lakes; new left-turn lane at Sprinkle-S Avenue intersection
    •Parchmount Avenue, west of Nazareth Road to Nazareth complex
    •Mosel Avenue at Riverview Drive intersection, new signal
    •24th Street, Sprinkle Road to R Avenue
    •12th Street, C Avenue to the north county line
    •VW Avenue, Portage Road to 18th Street
    •Extension of Kalamazoo River Valley Trail from Mayors’ Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo to Sprinkle Road; includes 10-foot trail crossing the Kalamazoo River

    Here's a list of highway projects that the Michigan Department of Transportation will perform this year on state-owned roads. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    I-196, from 118th Avenue north to 130th Avenue, Allegan County, resurfacing and new cable guardrail, through June
    I-196, new bridge over 20th Avenue/County Road 380, near South Haven, April 11-Oct. 29
    •M-40, south of Allegan County line north to M-89, repairs, May-June
    •M-89, from Otsego north to 28th Street in Allegan, resurfacing, May-August
    •I-94, eastbound lanes from I-94 Business Loop/ML Avenue east to 40th Street, resurfacing, July-August
    •M-222, near Weeks Street, city of Allegan, stabilizing slope along Kalamazoo River, July-August
    •U.S. 131, from Milham Avenue north to M-43, resurfacing, September-November
    •M-96, Michigan Avenue to 35th Street, resurfacing, September-November
    •U.S. 131, 106th Avenue bridge repairs, September-November
    •M-222, bridge deck repairs over U.S. 131, September-October
    •M-66, south of M-86, north to St. Joseph River/M-60, repairs, September-October

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Portage will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Oakland Drive, Shaver Road to Katie Court
    •Portage Road, Osterhout Avenue to Lakeview Avenue
    •South Westnedge Avenue, Larkspur to West Centre avenues; includes water main replacement
    •Lovers Lane, Forest Drive to East Centre Avenue

    Here's a list of road projects that Van Buren County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    The eastbound I-94 off-ramp at Exit 66 to Main Street in Mattawan, Van Buren County, will be closed from 6 a.m. Thursday, April 21, through 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, for the construction of a roundabout.
    Eastbound I-94 traffic will be directed to use Paw Paw Exit 60 and follow the posted detour. An alternate route is advised.

    •County Road 388 at County Road 689/711/2 Street, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at CR687, intersection improvements
    •CR380 at CR681, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at 62nd Street, intersection improvements
    •CR652 from CR358 to CR354, trench work and widening
    •Red Arrow Highway, from 39th Street to pointed to be determined, reconstruction
    •591/2 Street bridge rehabilitation
    •Pinery Road bridge rehabilitation
    •CR380 bridge replacement

    Here's a list of road projects that Allegan County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    142nd Avenue bridge replacement over US 131 starts (4/15) in Allegan County. During construction, traffic will be detoured around the bridge via 135th Street, 10th Street and 18th Avenue

    •58th Street, from 130th Avenue to Old Allegan Road

    •134th Avenue, 25th Street and 135th Avenue, from 30th Street to 22nd Street
    •31st Street and 125th Avenue, from Dumont Lake County Park to 30th Street
    •128th Avenue, from 26th Street to village of Hopkins
    •18th Street, at 142nd Avenue
    •60th Street, from 106th Avenue to 109th Avenue
    •26th Street, from 108th Avenue to M-89
    •114th Avenue, from 26th Street to 24th Street
    •Riverview Drive, from Fourth Street to Baseline Road

    A listing of road projects that will be performed by St. Joseph County this year follows. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Lafayette Road, from Big Hill Road west to Lakeview Road
    •Construction of new bridge deck for drainage structure at Coon Hollow Road, west of Three Rivers
    •Featherstone Road, from Centreville-Constantine Road to village of Constantine

  • Current Traffic Conditions and Road Projects

    Posted by Richard Piet

    Current Road Conditions:  Wet pavement with standing water after overnight rain.

    Have WKZO traffic accident/delay alerts sent right to your phone: Text the word "TRAFFIC" to 80373.  Sponsored by CD Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal 381-​3000.

    Tipsters can report road problems to WKZO by calling 877-382-4280.

    HAPPENING NOW:

    No reported tie-ups at this time.

    Snapshot of Road Projects

    EB I-94 AT EXIT 66, MATTAWAN: Offramp closes at 6am Thursday, April 21 until late May for roundabout construction.

    SPRINKLE ROAD BETWEEN S AVENUE AND ZYLMAN: Reconstruction/widening until August, 2011.

    WESTNEDGE BETWEEN KILGORE AND MICHIGAN: Repaving. Lane restrictions until late June.

    H AVENUE BETWEEN DRAKE AND 10TH STREET: CLOSED. Part 2 of the sewer project that started last season. Completion: mid-May. Detour is Posted.  

    US-131 AT DORR EXIT: 142nd Avenue bridge reconstruction. Detour posted; occasional nighttime freeway closures.  

    I-94 AT WESTNEDGE: Season-long construction for phase two of I-94 widening and Westnedge ramp reconstruction. Traffic shift in place.  More information:

    Eastbound I-94 traffic has been shifted, signs are being places, utility work is underway, and westbound traffic is being prepared for the shift to eastbound lanes after 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Once all traffic is off the westbound I-94 lanes, reconstruction can begin.

    Demolition of the westbound I-94 bridges over Westnedge Avenue is tentatively scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, April 29, through 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The demolition will require a total closure of Westnedge Avenue at I-94, and detours will be posted.

    The media and public are welcome to watch the demolition from safe locations near the construction zone. Reporters and photographers will be allowed access to the demolition with prior approval and the proper safety equipment.

      The following ramps will close the week of April 4:
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94
    - Southbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Northbound Westnedge Avenue to westbound I-94
    - Westbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Westbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue
    - Eastbound I-94 to northbound Westnedge Avenue

    The ramps from northbound Westnedge Avenue to eastbound I-94, and from eastbound I-94 to southbound Westnedge Avenue will remain open for the construction season.

    OTHER PROJECTS:

    MDOT - Long-term Construction Projects Beginning Monday, April 18

    MDOT will start repairing six bridges in Berrien and Van Buren counties.
    The project includes bridge repaving and repairs, as well as guardrail replacement and approach work on six bridges over I-94 and I-196 in New Buffalo, Benton Harbor, Covert, and Lawrence. 
    Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Oct. 28.
    During construction, two lanes open will be open in each direction on I-94 and one lane open in each direction on I-196.
    Detours will be posted.

    MDOT will be repairing the US-31 bridges over the St. Joseph River in Berrien County. 
    The project will include replacing expansion joints and reconstructing the bridge approach.
    There will be single-lane closures on US-31 during construction.

    MDOT will be replacing the deck of the J Drive South bridge over I-69 near Marshall, Calhoun County. The project also includes painting, pin and hanger replacement, substructure repairs, and approach work.
    The J Drive South bridge will be detoured during construction, and there will be single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-69.

     

    ROAD PROJECT LIST Construction timelines include if known

    - Right Lane Closure on South Street in downtown Kalamazoo between Rose and Kalamazoo Mall

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Kalamazoo will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Songbird Lane, from Old Field to the city’s east end
    •Blackberry Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Katydid Lane, from Old Field Lane to the city’s east end
    •Axtell Street, from Merrill Street to Westnedge Avenue
    •Random Road, from Oakcreek Street to Mt. Olivet Road
    •Garland Avenue, from Westnedge Avenue to Rose Street
    •Glen Wood Circle, from Edgemoor Avenue to Bronson Boulevard
    •Adams Street, from Parkview Avenue to Springmont Avenue
    •Forbes Street, from Douglas Avenue to Hilbert Street
    •Douglas Avenue, from Kalamazoo Avenue to the north city limit
    •Balch Street, from Park Street to Burdick Street
    •Glendale Boulevard, from Mt. Olivet Road to Courtlandt Avenue
    •Angling Road, from the southern city limit to Oakland Drive
    •Gibson Street, from Pitcher Street to King Highway
    •Palmer Avenue, from Portage Street to James Street
    •Lake Street, from Portage Street to Walter Street

    Here's a list of road projects that Kalamazoo County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    South Sprinkle Road, from S to Zylman avenues, widening from Wells Street to Zylman; installation of new culvert, from Austin to Long lakes; new left-turn lane at Sprinkle-S Avenue intersection
    •Parchmount Avenue, west of Nazareth Road to Nazareth complex
    •Mosel Avenue at Riverview Drive intersection, new signal
    •24th Street, Sprinkle Road to R Avenue
    •12th Street, C Avenue to the north county line
    •VW Avenue, Portage Road to 18th Street
    •Extension of Kalamazoo River Valley Trail from Mayors’ Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo to Sprinkle Road; includes 10-foot trail crossing the Kalamazoo River

    Here's a list of highway projects that the Michigan Department of Transportation will perform this year on state-owned roads. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    I-196, from 118th Avenue north to 130th Avenue, Allegan County, resurfacing and new cable guardrail, through June
    I-196, new bridge over 20th Avenue/County Road 380, near South Haven, April 11-Oct. 29
    •M-40, south of Allegan County line north to M-89, repairs, May-June
    •M-89, from Otsego north to 28th Street in Allegan, resurfacing, May-August
    •I-94, eastbound lanes from I-94 Business Loop/ML Avenue east to 40th Street, resurfacing, July-August
    •M-222, near Weeks Street, city of Allegan, stabilizing slope along Kalamazoo River, July-August
    •U.S. 131, from Milham Avenue north to M-43, resurfacing, September-November
    •M-96, Michigan Avenue to 35th Street, resurfacing, September-November
    •U.S. 131, 106th Avenue bridge repairs, September-November
    •M-222, bridge deck repairs over U.S. 131, September-October
    •M-66, south of M-86, north to St. Joseph River/M-60, repairs, September-October

    Here's a list of road projects that the City of Portage will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Oakland Drive, Shaver Road to Katie Court
    •Portage Road, Osterhout Avenue to Lakeview Avenue
    •South Westnedge Avenue, Larkspur to West Centre avenues; includes water main replacement
    •Lovers Lane, Forest Drive to East Centre Avenue

    Here's a list of road projects that Van Buren County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    The eastbound I-94 off-ramp at Exit 66 to Main Street in Mattawan, Van Buren County, will be closed from 6 a.m. Thursday, April 21, through 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, for the construction of a roundabout.
    Eastbound I-94 traffic will be directed to use Paw Paw Exit 60 and follow the posted detour. An alternate route is advised.

    •County Road 388 at County Road 689/711/2 Street, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at CR687, intersection improvements
    •CR380 at CR681, intersection improvements
    •CR388 at 62nd Street, intersection improvements
    •CR652 from CR358 to CR354, trench work and widening
    •Red Arrow Highway, from 39th Street to pointed to be determined, reconstruction
    •591/2 Street bridge rehabilitation
    •Pinery Road bridge rehabilitation
    •CR380 bridge replacement

    Here's a list of road projects that Allegan County will perform this year. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    142nd Avenue bridge replacement over US 131 starts (4/15) in Allegan County. During construction, traffic will be detoured around the bridge via 135th Street, 10th Street and 18th Avenue

    NOTE:
    There will be a total closure of US-131 at 142nd Avenue in Allegan County from 8 p.m. Monday, April 18, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, and again from 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, for removal of the 142nd Avenue bridge over US-131.
    During the overnight closure, through traffic will be diverted onto exit and entrance ramps.

    •58th Street, from 130th Avenue to Old Allegan Road
    •134th Avenue, 25th Street and 135th Avenue, from 30th Street to 22nd Street
    •31st Street and 125th Avenue, from Dumont Lake County Park to 30th Street
    •128th Avenue, from 26th Street to village of Hopkins
    •18th Street, at 142nd Avenue
    •60th Street, from 106th Avenue to 109th Avenue
    •26th Street, from 108th Avenue to M-89
    •114th Avenue, from 26th Street to 24th Street
    •Riverview Drive, from Fourth Street to Baseline Road

    A listing of road projects that will be performed by St. Joseph County this year follows. 
    Unless noted, the projects are all resurfacing or reconstruction work.

    •Lafayette Road, from Big Hill Road west to Lakeview Road
    •Construction of new bridge deck for drainage structure at Coon Hollow Road, west of Three Rivers
    •Featherstone Road, from Centreville-Constantine Road to village of Constantine

  • UPDATED Traffic Blog

    Posted by Sean Patrick

    Both Kalamazoo Public Safety and the Kalamazoo Sheriff Department reporting a moderate number of accidents as the storm arrives in the area.  No major accidents or road closures at this time.

     

    Current Road Conditions:  Routes in Kalamazoo and Portage are Snow Covered.

    Have WKZO traffic accident/delay alerts sent right to your phone: Text the word "TRAFFIC" to 80373.  Sponsored by CD Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal 381-​3000.

     

    Tipsters can report road problems to WKZO by calling 877-382-4280.

     

    TRAFFIC NOTE
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

    IMPACTS...
    * TRAVEL AND COMMERCE ACROSS THE WARNING AREA ARE EXPECTED TO BE
       SEVERELY IMPACTED BY HEAVY SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
       DRIFTING SNOW LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

    * HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL MAKE CLEARING OF
       ROADS DIFFICULT TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. CONDITIONS WILL
       IMPROVE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING AS THE
       SNOW DIMINISHES AND WINDS DIE DOWN.

  • Regional Construction from MDOT

    Posted by TJ Green
    Southwest Region Closures

    I-194

    Single Lane Closure - Wed 9/1/10, 7 AM to Mon 11/1/10, 6 PM
    I-194 (M-66) from Dickman Street to Hamblin Street
    Details:   City Gateway Project  
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 21 days.  Last updated: 9/01/10 11:10 AM

    I-196

    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/11/10, 9 AM to Mon 10/18/10, 9 AM
    Single lane closure on southbound I-196 1.5 miles east of M-40 between mile marker 50 and 48
    Details:   24 hour single lane closure due to concrete removal and replacement.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 12 feet wide
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Fennville Garage 269-561-6701
    Allegan County
    Expires in 7 days.  Last updated: 10/08/10 10:11 AM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/4/10, 9 AM to Mon 10/11/10, 9 AM
    Eastbound I-196 just east of M-40 between mile marker 47 and 49
    Details:   There is a single lane closure for concrete removal and replacement.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 12 feet wide
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Fennville Garage 269-561-6701
    Allegan County
    Expires this morning.  Last updated: 10/06/10 8:27 AM
    Single Lane Closure - Tue 6/15/10, 7 AM to Thu 11/18/10, 5 PM
    I-196 from 118th to 130th
    Details:   Expect a single lane closure for culvert replacement and resurfacing. Crews will start working 24 hours on Friday, Oct. 8 until Friday, Oct. 22 to expedite the project. A 12' restriction is in effect.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 12 feet wide
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Allegan County
    Expires in 38 days.  Last updated: 10/06/10 2:45 PM

    I-94

    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/11/10, 10 PM to Tue 10/12/10, 7 AM
    Eastbound I-94 over Lincoln Road 2 miles east of Stevensville. between mile marker 23 and 25
    Details:   Bridge deck repair.  
    Work will take place at night
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Kalamazoo Special Crews 269-327-4499
    Berrien County
    Expires in 1 day.  Last updated: 10/07/10 9:43 AM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/4/10, 7 AM to Thu 10/28/10, 4 PM
    9th street over over I-94 northbound and southbound. One lane in each direction on 9th street.
    Details:   Bridge Joint Repair  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Kalamazoo Special Crews 269-327-4499
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 17 days.  Last updated: 10/01/10 8:28 AM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 8/9/10, 7 AM to Fri 10/15/10, 4 PM
    I-94 under Britain Avenue in Benton Township
    Details:   There is a single lane closure for shoulder work and crossover construction to prepare for 2011 bridge replacement.  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Coloma TSC 269-849-1165
    Berrien County
    Expires in 4 days.  Last updated: 9/07/10 3:04 PM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 7/12/10, 6 AM to Mon 11/15/10, 9 PM
    Eastbound and westbound I-94 from Galesburg to Marshall (Exit 88 to Exit 110)
    Details:   Expect daily daytime median shoulder closures and possible left-lane overnight closures for construction of cable median barrier.  
    Work will take place at night
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 35 days.  Last updated: 9/13/10 2:03 PM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 7/12/10, 6 AM to Mon 11/15/10, 9 PM
    Eastbound and westbound I-94 from Galesburg to Marshall (Exit 88 to Exit 110)
    Details:   Expect daily daytime median shoulder closures and possible left-lane overnight closures for construction of cable median barrier.  
    Work will take place at night
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 35 days.  Last updated: 8/26/10 3:49 PM
    Lane Shift - Mon 4/5/10, 7 PM to Tue 11/30/10, 6 PM
    Eastbound and westbound I-94 from Oakland Drive to Portage Road
    Details:   Expect a lane shift for construction.  
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 7/22/10 11:19 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 PM to Tue 11/30/10, 6 PM
    Westbound I-94 ramp to southbound Westnedge Avenue
    Details:   The ramp is closed and detoured due to reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Oakland Drive (Exit 75) to Milham Road to Westnedge Avenue.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/17/10 10:26 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 PM to Tue 11/30/10, 5 PM
    Southbound Portage Road ramp to westbound I-94
    Details:   The ramp is closed due to reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Kilgore Road west to Kilgore Road east then to the I-94 westbound on ramp.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/24/10 10:58 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 AM to Tue 11/30/10, 6 PM
    Eastbound I-94 ramp to northbound Westnedge Avenue
    Details:   This ramp is closed and detoured due to reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Oakland Drive (Exit 75) north to Whites Road east to Westnedge Avenue.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/17/10 10:31 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 AM to Tue 11/30/10, 6 PM
    Eastbound I-94 ramp to southbound Westnedge Avenue
    Details:   The ramp is closed and detoured due to reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Portage Road/Kilgore Road (Exit 78) then west on Kilgore Road to southbound Westnedge Avenue.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/17/10 10:27 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 AM to Tue 11/30/10, 4 PM
    Southbound Westnedge Avenue ramp to eastbound I-94
    Details:   The ramp is closed and detoured for reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Kilgore Road to Portage Road.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/17/10 10:33 AM
    Ramp Closure - Mon 4/5/10, 6 AM to Tue 11/30/10, 6 PM
    Northbound Westnedge Avenue ramp to eastbound I-94
    Details:   The ramp is closed due to reconstruction.  
    Detour:   Take Kilgore Road to Portage Road.
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 50 days.  Last updated: 8/17/10 10:32 AM

    I-94 BL

    Single Lane Closure - Mon 5/17/10, 6 AM to Mon 11/15/10, 5 PM
    (Partello Road) I-94 Business Loop from Marshall Avenue to just north of I-94
    Details:   There is a single lane closure for resurfacing with flag control.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 10 feet wide
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 35 days.  Last updated: 10/05/10 11:56 AM
    TOTAL CLOSURE - Thu 4/15/10, 7 AM to Mon 11/15/10, 6 PM
    Westbound I-94 Business Loop (Main Street) from Paw Paw Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Benton Harbor
    Details:   Westbound traffic is detoured onto Territorial Road. One lane of eastbound traffic is maintained throughout the project.  
    Detour:   From westbound I-94 Business Loop, turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, left on Chicago Avenue, left on Territorial Road, left on 5th Street, and back onto I-94 Business Loop at the 5th Street roundabout.
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 11 feet wide
    Contact:   Coloma TSC 269-849-1165
    Berrien County
    Expires in 35 days.  Last updated: 7/12/10 4:21 PM

    M-40

    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/11/10, 7 AM to Thu 10/14/10, 4 PM
    M-40 southbound lane from M-43 to 44th Street
    Details:   This single lane closure is for crack sealing operation.  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Kalamazoo Garage 269-337-3981
    Van Buren County
    Expires in 3 days.  Last updated: 10/07/10 2:51 PM
    Double Lane Closure - Tue 9/28/10, 7 AM to Tue 10/12/10, 4 PM
    Northbound and southbound M-40 over the Paw Paw River (approximately 2.5 miles north of Paw Paw)
    Details:   Expect double lane closures for bridge joint repairs.  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Kalamazoo Special Crews 269-327-4499
    Van Buren County
    Expires in 1 day.  Last updated: 10/07/10 8:56 AM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 4/19/10, 7 AM to Sat 10/30/10, 6 PM
    M-40 from Saint Joseph Avenue to Power Plant Road (Chicago Street) in Paw Paw
    Details:   Expect a single lane closure for resurfacing and upgrades. From Oak Street to Power Plant Road, traffic operation is being converted to one lane in each direction with 6 foot wide shoulders and center left turn lane.  This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA.)
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 10 feet wide
    Contact:   Coloma TSC 269-849-1165
    Van Buren County
    Expires in 19 days.  Last updated: 5/24/10 3:58 PM

    M-63

    Single Lane Closure - Thu 10/7/10, 7 AM to Wed 10/13/10, 4 PM
    M-63 at Comings Avenue in the city of Saint Joseph.
    Details:   Southbound driving lane is closed for concrete patching and drain repair.  
    Contact:   Coloma TSC 269-849-1165
    Berrien County
    Expires in 2 days.  Last updated: 10/07/10 10:31 AM

    M-86

    TOTAL CLOSURE - Tue 7/6/10, 6 AM to Fri 10/29/10, 6 PM
    M-86 from 1/2 mile west of Matteson Lake Road east to Matteson Lake Road
    Details:   There is a total closure for new bridge work over Matteson Creek.  
    Detour:   Detour signs on Farrand, Division, Babcock Roads (No permit loads on detour.)
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Branch County
    Expires in 18 days.  Last updated: 7/12/10 4:41 PM

    M-96

    Single Lane Closure - Mon 10/11/10, 7 AM to Fri 10/15/10, 4 PM
    (Columbia Avenue) M-96 from M-66 to M-294
    Details:   Drainage maintenance work.  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Calhoun County
    Expires in 4 days.  Last updated: 10/08/10 12:36 PM
    Shoulder Work - Wed 10/6/10, 2 PM to Mon 11/15/10, 6 PM
    Various intersections in Augusta
    Details:   Sidewalk construction  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 35 days.  Last updated: 10/06/10 12:32 PM
    Single Lane Closure - Mon 5/3/10, 6 AM to Sun 10/31/10, 11 PM
    (Michigan Avenue) M-96 from Webster Street to Water Street over Mill Race in Augusta
    Details:   There is a single lane closure being maintained with a traffic signal for bridge replacement work. No overweight vehicles allowed.  
    Restrictions:   Nothing over 14 feet wide
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Contact:   Marshall TSC 269-789-0592
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 20 days.  Last updated: 8/25/10 12:50 PM

    US-131 BR

    Single Lane Closure - Thu 9/16/10, 7 AM to Fri 10/29/10, 7 PM
    (Park Street/Westnedge) North Park Street at west Kalamazoo Avenue; north Park Street at west North Street; north Park Street at west Paterson Street; north Westnedge Avenue at west North Street; and north Westnedge Avenue at west Paterson Street
    Details:   Expect single lane closures at these locations for sidewalk, landscaping, lighting, and signal work.  
    Work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)
    Alternate route advised
    Contact:   Kalamazoo TSC 269-375-8900
    Kalamazoo County
    Expires in 18 days.  Last updated: 9/30/10 2:06 PM
  • Campus roads closed for homecoming events

    Posted by TJ Green

    Campus roads closed for homecoming events
    Sept. 21, 2010

    KALAMAZOO--Several roads and parking lots on the main campus of Western Michigan University will be closed for brief periods Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, to accommodate two of the more popular annual events of WMU Homecoming--Friday's Soap Box Derby and Saturday's Campus Classic 5K and 1K races.

    Soap Box Derby, Friday, Oct. 1

    Gilkison Avenue next to Sindecuse Health Center and the entrance to Lot 89 next to the Goldsworth Valley Apartments will be closed Friday, Oct. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the 39th running of the Soap Box Derby.

    Traffic also will be halted periodically on North Dormitory Road.
    Access to Sindecuse Health Center will be available by passing through Lots 47 and 40 in front of Bigelow and Sangren halls.
    Campus Classic, Saturday, Oct. 2

    West Michigan Avenue in front of the Bernhard Center and the parking lots along that section of West Michigan will be closed to all traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. for the 12th annual Campus Classic 5K and 1K races. This includes parking areas in front of the Bernhard Center, the Oaklands, Henry Hall, Seibert Administration Building and Kanley Chapel.

    Most other affected roads and lots will be closed for about one hour at varying times between 8 and 10 a.m. during the actual running of the 1K and 5K events.

    Access will be limited to nearly every building on the central West Campus during the 5K race. Roads and lots will be opened to traffic as soon as the last runners and walkers have cleared the adjacent parts of the race route.

     

  • Bus Safety Rules

    Posted by TJ Green

    For students: 

    •Always arrive at the bus stop early.
    •Prior to boarding, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop, the door opens, and the bus driver says that it’s OK to board.
    •Always walk on the sidewalk when preparing to cross the street near a bus. Make eye contact with the driver so that you are sure he or she sees you.
    •Never walk behind the bus.
    •If you are walking beside the bus, walk at least three giant steps away.
    •Take extra precaution to make sure that book bags and clothing with drawstrings do not get caught in the hand rail or door.
    •Never stop to pick something up that you have dropped when a bus is stopped. Wait until the bus has driven away.


    For motorists:
     
    •Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone.
    •If there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road.
    •Be more aware of children playing near school bus stops.
    Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school-bus lights flashing.
    •Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights. This is a sign that children are getting off the bus.

  • MDOT plans to suspend work on several major roadways during MIS

    Posted by TJ Green

    The Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend work and reopen lanes on several major state highways, including U.S. 127 north of Jackson and U.S. 127 in Hillsdale County, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

    Work on most state roads in counties surrounding MIS will be suspended at 7 a.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Tuesday. However, several MDOT projects still will have restrictions in place over race weekend and MDOT officials urge motorists to drive with caution in work zones.

    On I-94 in Jackson County, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction with a traffic shift between Sargent Road and the Washtenaw County line.

    To assist motorists and race fans, MDOT is posting MIS raceday travel information on the Web, including maps and information about statewide construction projects, and information about the inbound and outbound traffic patterns. Motorists can find information online at www.michigan.gov/mdot or www.michigan.gov/drive.