June 16, 2010

Main Street paving delayed by weather

It was announced Tuesday morning that plans to pave Main Street late this month have been delayed by weather. City Manager Steve Hartsel said that he had been informed that losing days of work due to recent weather conditions means that the schedule has slipped, and the paving now won’t be done until after the Fourth of July holiday.

In order to cause the least amountof traffic disruption, the Michigan Department of Transportation plans to do the work mostly at night, and hopes to be able to complete the paving over the course of a single night.

The actual date of the work hasn’t been set yet, but Hartsel said that it may be worked out in a meeting planned for Thursday. Once a date has been firmed up, the city plans to sent a notice letter to all residents that live along Main Street.

The Main Street repaving is only one of several highway projects that are under way in the area this summer. M-34 will be resurfaced all the way to M-156, and US-127 will be repaved from Hudson to the state line, with curb and gutter work still under way around Hudson.