OKEMOS – on February 22, many roads in Ingham County were blocked by flooding. Because of snow and the heavy rain, there was a lot of water on the Grand River Avenue, and parts of that road and other roads were blocked off. The police erected a stop sign before the water, but many people still drove through the flood road. Some vehicles were trapped in the flood, and drivers was unable to continue the vehicle. Harvey Leroy is an police officer of Meridian 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.
|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 →
|By RILEY MURDOCK Capital News Service LANSING — The number of pedestrian deaths involving railroads is rising. Trains killed or injured 19 trespassers in Michigan last year, though the number of vehicle-train accidents fell. Deaths on segments of a railway … Continue reading →
|Rising temperatures and heavy rains have done a number on Michigan's roads, and local road agencies are scrambling to patch potholes and make other repairs under difficult conditions.
|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 →
|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 →
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.
Lary Nassar charged with 175 years for sexual abuse. Two Michigan State police officers were shot in Union Township. Police chase in Arizona ends in dangerous head-on collision. A 15-year-old injures 18 students in school shooting. Lebron James reaches thirty thousand point milestone.
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.