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Master plan and zoning at Wilson & Remembrance intersection

Master plan and zoning at Wilson & Remembrance intersection

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

Many people are interested in the potential widening of Wilson Avenue. While the City continues to work with MDOT on future roadway concepts, current budgets will not allow major improvements for the foreseeable future.
 
Land use and zoning directly affect the "health" of a roadway. For example, think of Alpine Avenue or the East Beltline. Both experience significant traffic congestion due to their regional transportation function plus the intense commercial development that lines these corridors. With these examples in mind, the Walker Planning Commission has initiated a master plan review of property near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Remembrance Road.

Need help finding the best price on gas?

Need help finding the best price on gas?

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Gas prices more than $3.00 per gallon again

Gas prices more than $3.00 per gallon again

Drivers who filled their tanks up with gas during this morning’s rush hour got a rude awakening.  Unleaded gasoline in the Forest Hills area was $3.05 per gallon at the Marathon and Forest Hills gas stations at the corner of Cascade Road SE and Forest Hills Avenue SE.  On the other side of the metro area in Walker, unleaded gas was selling for $3.03 at Speedway at the corner of Alpine Avenue NW and 3 mile Road NW.

Gas prices are going up along the the cost of crude oil.  An analyst with The Gas Game believes higher wholesale prices and a rising Dow could push prices up to $3.09.

Update: Indian Mill Creek Bridge construction completed

Update: Indian Mill Creek Bridge construction completed

3 Mile Rd at Indian Mill Creek, which has been closed since September 1st for a bridge replacement project, is now open to traffic.

The project addressed the 90 year old structure that carries 3 Mile Rd over Indian Mill Creek. The new bridge is wide enough to accommodate a future 5 lane roadway section. The existing railroad bridge was not adjusted or modified as part of this project.

Visit http://www.ci.walker.mi.us/ for additional information.

Snowplowing

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

One of the biggest concerns of our snowplow operators is the safety of children waiting for the school bus or playing near the road. Even at residential speeds, the force of the snow coming off of the plow is quite powerful. Additionally, ice chunks and road debris are often mixed in with the snow. Our operators do their very best to watch for children and adjust their speed and/or path to keep them safe.

Update: Indian Mill Creek Bridge Replacement

3 Mile Rd has been closed at Indian Mill Creek since September 1st for a bridge replacement project.

The project addresses the 90 year old structure that carries 3 Mile Rd over Indian Mill Creek. The new bridge will be wide enough to accommodate a future 5 lane roadway section. The project corridor will also have new sidewalk installed as required. The existing railroad bridge will not be adjusted or modified as part of this project.

Scott Conners, City of Walker Engineer said, "We are roughly on schedule. We did encounter quite a few issues early on but the contractor, Davis Construction, has done a nice job of finding ways to make up time."

The project is expected to be completed on or around December 12th, 2010.

Visit http://www.ci.walker.mi.us/ for additional information.

Indian Mill Creek Bridge Replacement

From: The city of Walker: 3 Mile Rd will be closed at Indian Mill Creek from September 1st - December 12th for a bridge replacement project.

The project will address the 90 year old structure that carries 3 Mile Rd over Indian Mill Creek.  The work will begin 250’ west of Indian Mill Creek and extend 600’ east to the west side of the Coopersville/Marne Railroad bridge.  The new bridge will be wide enough to accommodate a future 5 lane roadway section.  The project corridor will also have new sidewalk installed as required.  The existing railroad bridge will not be adjusted or modified as part of this project.

The official detour will be Fruit Ridge Ave and Walker Ave to I-96.  Local traffic may also take advantage of alternate routes.