(MPRN-Undated) It’s going to be a quicker trip for many people traveling between southern and northern Michigan. Beginning next week, speed limits parts of I-75, US-127, and US-131 will go from 70 miles an hour to 75. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI – Michigan State Police and officials from the state's Department of Transportation will be in Kalamazoo on Monday, Nov. 30, to release the results of a months-long safety audit of I-94 that was ordered after a massive 193-vehicle pileup in January." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The Michigan Department of Transportation’s “Rumble Strip Initiative” has received a National Roadway Safety Award. The strips were placed under the center line of all non-freeway, high-speed, rural roads across the state to prevent accidents." (WDET)

Andy Robins / WMUK

The City of Kalamazoo can and should improve the way that people travel through it. That’s the message of the Complete Streets Coalition, a grassroots group that’s recently been holding rallies around the city.

In particular, members say the city’s one-way streets confuse people and push traffic into neighborhoods. WestSouthwest spoke with Complete Streets members Jim Ferner and Laura Livingstone-McNelis about what the group hopes to see change.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

As you might have heard, WMUK is about to launch a program that answers listener questions. It’s called “Why’s That?” and the first episode will air the second week of September. But one question we received had a kind of time limit. A listener wanted to know whether dead plants along US-131 had been sprayed with herbicides, and if so, what the reasons were for spraying.