roads

12:07 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Calhoun County officials consider local road taxes

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Township officials in the county say they're frustrated by the lack of action in Lansing on the road repair issue.
Want your township roads fixed? It'll cost you $284 million. With more than three-fourths of township roads in poor condition, Calhoun County officials say necessary improvements needed to upgrade all roads in the 19 townships to a "good" rating will require $284,664,930. Township supervisors will have to overcome more than the hefty price tag.
3:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

US 131-Stadium Drive Work Starts Monday

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This year MDOT says work will include major improvement of the intersection of Stadium and Drake Road.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan Department of Transportation officials hosted an open house Thursday to address any last minute concerns local residents may have before work begins Monday on a $21.5 million reconstruction of the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive.
7:51 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Kalamazoo Area Roads Get Extra State Money

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The biggest share goes to Kalamazoo County while other grants will help the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage as well as seven villages.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After a winter that stretched the budgets of road agencies throughout the state, Kalamazoo County municipalities received $1.4 million as part of a $60.9 million state allocation distributed Thursday to Michigan counties, cities and villages.
2:57 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Local Officials Prepare for Crumbling Roads After Long Winter

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Money spent for fixing roads after a long winter, may mean less is available for warm-weather projects
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Road agencies and street departments are looking forward to the end of a hard winter, which has tested workers, broken equipment and stretched budgets.
2:57 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

More snow now, less road repair later?

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Many local governments say the state should use some of its healthy budget surplus to help them deal with the unusually severe winter weather.
Michigan counties are nervously watching as their road maintenance budgets deplete because of record-setting winter weather. The County Road Association of Michigan says local agencies are rapidly spending their road maintenance budgets and it could leave less for much-needed repairs in the summer.

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