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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.

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

Dozens of West Michigan Schools awarded field trip grants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Nearly three dozen West Michigan schools are getting a financial boost to help students learn outside the traditional classroom.

The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs recently awarded more than $55,000 grants to 147 schools as part of its Arts & Culture Trek “Bus Grant” program.  Each school received up to $500 to help cover transportation costs for an arts or culture-related field trip through May 31.

 "These grants subsidize field trips across the state and expose thousands of students to arts, science and humanities experiences that enrich classroom learning.  Many of these trips would not have been possible in a year where most schools are continuing to cope with significant budget cuts," says Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Comstock STEM Academy (Kalamazoo)
  • Cooper Elementary (Kalamazoo)
  • Kalamazoo C

Winter storm leads to numerous crashes

Winter storm leads to numerous crashes

MUSKEGON, Mich.—High winds and snow led to dangerous driving conditions throughout West Michigan Friday.

In Muskegon, one accident mangled an SUV.  The vehicle was traveling on U.S. 31 near Sherman Road when it happened.  Andrew Heykoop with Eagle Towing provided the following pictures.  He says no one was injured in the crash.

The storm has also lead to hundreds of closings.  For the latest closure information, visit the WZZM 13 website here.

Muskegon Police unveil new cruiser design

Muskegon Police unveil new cruiser design

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The first of the newly redesigned Muskegon Police cruisers is on the road.

The city clerk's office says the entire fleet will be updated as each cruiser is replaced.

The new vehicles may travel fewer miles; newly released statistics show vehicle thefts and break-ins within the city are down this year, when compared to last year.

'General Lee' spotted in Muskegon

'General Lee' spotted in Muskegon

Muskegon, Mich.-- It's a rite of passage, getting your first set of wheels.   It's a rite everyone should get to feel at some point or another, and if you were to ask Eric Baker, who is well known in Muskegon as "Big E," it's a pretty great feeling.

Never asking for more for Big E than a normal life his parents picked up on hints from time to time about how much Eric wanted to be just like his friends and get his own set of wheels despite the fact he has Downs Syndrome.  Big E has amazed everyone with his wonderful happy outlook on life, his amazingly cool approach to meeting new people and once he meets them, well....meeting Big E is a moment no one will forget.

Big E is a huge fan of  "The Dukes of Hazzard" so much so, he has the complete dvd set in an album at home, he hopes for a white tux for Christmas so he can look like Boss Hog.  His parents noted his love of the 70's show and got to working making a dream come true for him.