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My Town: Street repairs mean traffic delays in Norton Shores

My Town: Street repairs mean traffic delays in Norton Shores

NORTON SHORES, Mich.— Drivers can expect more traffic delays in Norton Shores over the next two weeks.

City road crews began Hot-in-place pavement recycling this week at Wellesley.  Workers will be repairing eight streets throughout the city this month.  During the moving operation, crews will be using flags to direct traffic.

The current order of street repairs is:

  • Wellesley
  • Highgate
  • Thompson
  • Stratford & Yarmouth
  • Harvey
  • Mount Garfield & Davis
  • Wickham
  • The Norton & Leon Area Grouping

The road work schedule may be altered based on road and weather conditions.

 

My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program

My Town Muskegon: City axes Senior Transit program

MUSKEGON, Mich.—A program providing Muskegon senior citizens with a low-cost way to travel around town is over.

The City of Muskegon officially ended its Senior Transit program Monday, June 30.  On its Facebook page, the city blames current economic conditions and a lack of participation in the program.  All residents will be expected to pay regular cab fares beginning July 1, 2014.

The city started the 24 hour service for residents age 62 and older last year, in partnership with Port City/Yellow Cab. The program was meant to help senior citizens make it to their medical appointments, as well as church, stores and restaurants.  The cost was just $3.50 each way, when a participant showed their Senior Transit Pass Card.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

My Town: Win prizes during Bike to Work Week May 12-16

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Employees are encouraged to hang up the car keys and roll out the bicycle next week for the 7th annual Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Participants who ride any or all of the week are encouraged to register at Ride On Muskegon to win prizes and find maps and park and ride locations in their area. 

Muskegon County will hold its annual Ride of Silence on May 21 to raise awareness about bicycle safety and honor those who have been injured or killed riding their bicycles.

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

Bridge improvements on

Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive

 

COUNTY:

Muskegon

 

HIGHWAY:

US-31 Business Route (Seaway Drive)

 

CLOSEST CITIES:

Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores (See map below)

 

START DATE:

Monday, April 14, 2014

 

ESTIMATED END DATE:

July 2014

 

PROJECT DETAILS:        

Bridge improvements on Broadway Avenue over Seaway Drive include deck resurfacing, substructure repair, approach replacement and painting.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

My Town Muskegon: Bike Time begins search for sponsors

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  Organizers of Muskegon’s largest event are looking for sponsors.

Muskegon Bike Time will return for its eighth year in the third week of July.  Organizers say Bike Time attracted more than 100,000 people and 65,000 bikes last year,  with a $25 million economic impact on the community.  The proceeds are shared and donated to local charities.

Because Muskegon Bike Time is a nonprofit  501c3 organization, contributions are tax deductible.  For more information about how you can become a sponsor, visit the Muskegon Bike Time website or contact Clyde Whitehouse or Dave Burlingame at (231) 722-0000 or dvd_burlingame@yahoo.com .

My Town Muskegon: Move your vehicle now for street clearing

My Town Muskegon: Move your vehicle now for street clearing

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Muskegon residents are encouraged to move their vehicles off the street for a chance to get their street cleaned.

The Department of Public Works says it has a short window of time to clear streets before the cold weather hits again, so residents and their neighbors are encouraged to park off-street sometime today through Friday so city plow truck drivers can come through and clear off the snow and slush.

Property owners are also encouraged to make sure any catch basins are clear of snow and slush to help alleviate any possible flooding during this wet weather.