MDOT proposal receives mixed reviews from Bath Township

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) presented a plan during the Bath Township Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 20 to reconstruct the intersection on Business Loop I-69 and Marsh Road, aiming to make it safer and more efficient. The state-funded plan is to transform the current intersection into a J-turn format, with a pedestrian crossing to allow for non-motorized access through the intersection, which would restrict northbound vehicle traffic up Marsh Road short of the neighborhood past the intersection. It also has federal funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program to help reduce traffic build-up and improve air quality with less idling at the stop lights. However, the plan has been met with mixed reviews from township residents and board members.

More road money a start but not enough

By MAXWELL EVANS Capital News Service LANSING — Officials statewide are touting plans to increase state road funding as badly needed — although insufficient — help. Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation for 2019 suggested a $175 million increase for road … Continue reading →

Potholes plague road agencies, drivers

By COLTON WOOD Capital News Service LANSING —  If you’ve driven in Michigan within the last few weeks, there’s a decent chance you’ve seen a pothole. Actually, lots of potholes. With the rise in temperatures and the heavy rain that … Continue reading →

Driver education may add bicycle safety lesson

By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – While bicycling soars in popularity, bicycle crashes are also increasing in Michigan. Bicycle crashes increased 12 percent, up from 1,763 in 2014 to 1,988 in 2016, the most recent figures show. Thirty-eight … Continue reading →

WATCH: Space-X Launch in Cape Canaveral, Bob Porter has stepped down

These are today’s updates from the Spartan Newsroom. A tractor trailer lost control from icy conditions on Tappan Zee bridge in Tarrytown, NY, that caused major backup and delays. A man is dead due to a shooting on I-95 in Boca Raton, FL. ESPN PLUS is a streaming service that will cost $4.99 a month. Space-X launched the world’s most powerful rocket in Cape Canaveral, FL.

DeWitt using their budget to create a go to destination

The city of DeWitt is starting to become a cultural hub and a go-to destination. A lot of money is being put into the development of their downtown. Maricela Vargas is a preschool teacher in Lansing who is looking for a job in DeWitt and she is interested in DeWitt because of the small city feel. When Vargas visited DeWitt, she felt the family connection with the residents. Vargas said: “I was attracted to DeWitt because it’s a cute city and it’s going to be a great place to live.