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B Drive closure at railroad crossing

By |2016-08-17T14:24:10-05:00August 17th, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

The B Drive North railroad crossing between 22 Mile Road and 23 Mile Road near the Village of Marengo, is scheduled to be closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT to perform railroad track renewal work in Calhoun County, plans to make curve and grade crossing improvements. The crossing is expected to reopen on August 26, 2016.

A vehicle and pedestrian detour will be posted. Access to driveways in the southeast and southwest quadrants of this closure will be maintained during construction. This closure will be coordinated with the opening of the 23 Mile Road crossing.

23 Mile Road and 29 1/2 Mile Road closures at railroad crossings

By |2016-08-03T07:53:50-05:00August 3rd, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

Marengo and Sheridan Townships, MI – The railroad crossing at 23 Mile Road, south of Michigan Avenue in Marengo Township, and the railroad crossing at 29 1/2 Mile Road, south of Michigan Avenue in Sheridan Township are scheduled to be closed, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT to perform railroad track renewal work in Calhoun County, plans to close both crossings for reconstruction, for approximately two weeks.

Motorists are advised to follow the posted detours at each site

V Drive South bridge project, temporary detour route

By |2016-08-02T14:47:37-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

Athens Township – The original detour for the V Drive South Bridge Replacement project routed traffic along 46th Street, in Kalamazoo County. On Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Kalamazoo County Road Commission will be replacing a culvert under 46th Street, and will close this road. As a result, traffic detouring around the V Drive South Bridge Replacement project will be routed to 1 Mile Road, instead of 46th Street. The original detour will be reopened to traffic on Friday, August 5, 2016.

View the temporary detour route here.

Raymond Road Bridge closed for replacement

By |2016-07-25T08:38:19-05:00July 6th, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

Emmett Township – The Raymond Road bridge over the Kalamazoo River is now closed for replacement. Raymond Road will be closed from River Road to Cliff Street. A map with an alternate route for motorists can be found here.

The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic by November 15, 2016. Additional construction work is expected to be completed by May 29, 2017.

The total construction cost of this project is $2,816,000, of which $2,675,200, is funded by a grant from the Local Bridge Program (formerly known as the Critical Bridge Program). The program pays for up to 95% of construction costs through a combination of federal and state funds (80% and 15%, respectively). The Calhoun County Road Department is providing the remaining 5% of construction costs, which is $140,800, as well as funding all design, inspection, and administration expenses, which are estimated to be 5-8% of construction costs.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (269) 781-9841 or email us.

Athens Township – Road closure for bridge replacement

By |2016-07-06T13:10:22-05:00June 9th, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

Athens Township, MI – V Drive South will be closed at the bridge for a bridge replacement project which will begin on June 13, with an estimated completion date of September 30, 2016.

A map of the detour route can be viewed here.

UPDATE: S. Wattles Road closure at railroad crossing

By |2016-07-06T13:10:37-05:00May 16th, 2016|Construction Notices, News|

The railroad crossing at South Wattles Road, south of Michigan Avenue between F Drive North and G Drive North in Emmett Township, which is currently closed, is expected to reopen on June 3, 2016.

RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT, is performing the railroad track renewal work.

A map of the detour route can be viewed here.

Raymond Road resurfacing nears completion!

By |2015-11-02T08:25:44-05:00October 30th, 2015|Construction Notices, News|

Earlier this year, the Calhoun County Road Department received $500,000 in funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of Raymond Road from Michigan Avenue to Verona Road in Emmett Township. The funding was part of the State’s Priority Road Investment Program (PRIP).

In preparation for the resurfacing project, a new and innovative process was implemented by “spray patching” damaged areas of the road surface in August. Much like a dentist fills a tooth cavity, the road department filled and sealed numerous deep cracks and crevices in the 9-inch thick pavement with a special mixture of oil emulsion and stone aggregate, which will help to seal off moisture and prolong the life of the new 2-inch asphalt surface.

After allowing ample time for the spray patch material to cure, contractors milled off a thin layer of the deteriorated asphalt road surface last week. This procedure removed 2 inches of material along the curbs to allow for a tight fit of the new asphalt, and tapered out to zero inches of removal at the center of the road. The milling procedure essentially shaved off the rough road surface along with remnants of excess patching material in order to create a smooth surface and a secure bond with the new asphalt.

Weather permitting, Lakeland Asphalt will finish resurfacing work on the main roadway yet this week, with paving of the approaches and application of pavement markings to follow next week.

In an effort to promote safe multi-use roadways throughout Calhoun County, pavement markings will include the addition of “share the road” stenciling and signage for bicyclists in the right lanes.

Calhoun County Board Chairman, Derek King, said, “This project is funded by a special one-time appropriation from the State of Michigan, and we are all very thankful for their investment in this road. It has been one of our highest priority projects and it will greatly improve travel conditions for many of our residents and visitors.” He added, “This resurfacing project is a great example of our road department’s
new direction, leadership, and ongoing innovation efforts.”

Bedford, Pennfield Twp. project maps available

By |2015-07-20T07:52:31-05:00July 1st, 2015|Construction Notices, News|

Bedford and Pennfield Township Local Road Program maps for 2015 are now available. Due to the large amount of work, construction will occur in separate phases (LRP 1, 2, 3 or 4). Maps for other townships will be available in the near future..

Traffic alert: Berm removal on E Dr. N, D Dr. N

By |2014-12-22T09:24:47-05:00December 18th, 2014|Construction Notices, News|

We’re pulling berm on D Dr. N and E Dr. N between Wattles and Beadle Lake today, 12/22/14. The road will be shut down, but traffic will be allowed through. We’re also working on delineators along I-69, patching potholes and shouldering on M-60.