GRIND AND GRAVEL PROJECT UPDATE #2
LOCATION(S) AND PROJECT ORDER:
- 1) Brown Road between W. East Road to the railroad crossing (Chikaming Township)
- 2) Wilson Road between Brown Road to end (Chikaming Township)
- 3) Locke Road between Union Pier Road to Red Arrow Highway (Chikaming Township)
- 4) Old M-60 between Behner Road to the city limits (New Buffalo Township)
- 5) Freehling Road between Hills Road to Coveney Road (Oronoko Township)
CLOSEST CITIES: New Buffalo, Sawyer, Berrien Springs, Baroda
START DATE: Wednesday, 4/14/2021*
ESTIMATED END DATE: Contractor and weather dependent*
PROJECT UPDATE #2: Contractor has completed the grinding to Brown Road, Wilson Road, Locke Road, Old M-60 and Freehling Road. Contractor on Monday, 4/19/2021 began gravel additions in the above listed order. As additional projects are added, the website will be revised to reflect those changes. Road improvement construction will result in temporary road closures with a possible moving work zone. Motorists should anticipate possible temporary delays as work progresses. During the week of 4/19/2021 Road Department staff are working to replace culvert crosstubes on Freehling Road, this work will result in road being closed to thru traffic at culvert location.
SAFETY BENEFITS: Grind and gravel projects will provide needed structure to road base which will be prime and double sealed later in the construction season. Improvement projects will correct some structural issues, provide greater stability and a smoother road surface.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Temporary road closures or traffic delays will occur when contractor and equipment is present. Traffic will be permitted through by the contractor when safe to do so. Please reduce speeds and be alert when traveling through work zones. Individuals might wish to seek alternative routes or be prepared for possible delays until work is completed.
QUESTIONS: For any questions regarding this process please contact the Road Department. Schedule and work is dependent on both contractor and weather. The website will be updated regarding anticipated road project order, which will be evaluated weekly for conditions.
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