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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2018, 06:59:24 PM »

https://wsbt.com/news/local/us-department-of-transportation-awards-m-dot-grant-to-finish-us-31-in-berrien-county
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BERRIEN COUNTY ó A major update Thursday on a project on one of the area's busiest roadways.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarding M-DOT a $20 million grant to finish U.S. 31 in Berrien County.

The money will pay to extend the highway from Napier Avenue to I-94, a stretch of approximately two miles.

Work on the project could begin as soon as 2021.

This, and the grant addressing the I-49 missing gap in AR/MO mentioned in another thread, is among the better news items to come down the pike in a long time in this era of incomplete corridors.  Glad to see such discrepancies prioritized for once! 
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2018, 07:27:30 PM »

https://wsbt.com/news/local/us-department-of-transportation-awards-m-dot-grant-to-finish-us-31-in-berrien-county
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BERRIEN COUNTY ó A major update Thursday on a project on one of the area's busiest roadways.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarding M-DOT a $20 million grant to finish U.S. 31 in Berrien County.

The money will pay to extend the highway from Napier Avenue to I-94, a stretch of approximately two miles.

Work on the project could begin as soon as 2021.

This, and the grant addressing the I-49 missing gap in AR/MO mentioned in another thread, is among the better news items to come down the pike in a long time in this era of incomplete corridors.  Glad to see such discrepancies prioritized for once!
Yes, today was really good news. There were a lot of important Interstate/US highway projects that got funding today. Iím looking forward to the next round of FASTLANE grants being awarded next year so we can see what major projects they will fund.


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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2018, 02:01:49 AM »

Yes, today was really good news. There were a lot of important Interstate/US highway projects that got funding today. Iím looking forward to the next round of FASTLANE grants being awarded next year so we can see what major projects they will fund.
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If anyone would have a complete list of the grants awarded in this round, it would be greatly appreciated if it were posted -- or at least a link supplied.  Might be some more decent tidbits in that particular litany!
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2018, 06:48:38 AM »

Yes, today was really good news. There were a lot of important Interstate/US highway projects that got funding today. Iím looking forward to the next round of FASTLANE grants being awarded next year so we can see what major projects they will fund.
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If anyone would have a complete list of the grants awarded in this round, it would be greatly appreciated if it were posted -- or at least a link supplied.  Might be some more decent tidbits in that particular litany!
I have looked on the BUILD grantís website and havenít seen anything yet. Much like the INFRA grants back in June, all the states that won the grants are doing the announcements first.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2018, 08:55:54 AM »

https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/a-long-road-ahead/article_30d9fee9-37c4-5fd9-aaae-826425a71798.html
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MDOT spokesman Nick Schirripa said his agency will still need to chip in $10 million to complete the project. MDOT had already budgeted $60 million to rebuild the I-94 interchange. Most of the right-of-ways have been secured.

ďWe will find this money,Ē he said in a phone interview Thursday.

The total cost will likely not exceed $100 million, Schirripa said.

He said the $20 million federal grant does not change the project schedule. MDOT anticipates completing the project in 2022. It will be done by 2023 at the latest, he said.

According to a 2016 MDOT report, construction for the interchange project will begin in the departmentís 2021 fiscal year.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2018, 10:52:31 AM »

There is no gap in US-31. There is just a gap between two freeways in the area. US-31 is signed on Napier Ave and I-94.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2018, 11:09:29 AM »

There is no gap in US-31. There is just a gap between two freeways in the area. US-31 is signed on Napier Ave and I-94.

that's what they mean. and there's another gap just north of that
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2018, 12:18:31 PM »

There is no gap in US-31. There is just a gap between two freeways in the area. US-31 is signed on Napier Ave and I-94.

that's what they mean. and there's another gap just north of that
US-31 all connects together from what I know. I've traveled that area quite often and US-31 runs with I-196 until exit 44. I know coming southbound on I-196 the westbound I-94 signs have US-31 on it and have Chicago and Niles for control cities. I almost think it's fine the way it is.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2018, 12:38:32 PM »

There is no gap in US-31. There is just a gap between two freeways in the area. US-31 is signed on Napier Ave and I-94.

that's what they mean. and there's another gap just north of that
US-31 all connects together from what I know. I've traveled that area quite often and US-31 runs with I-196 until exit 44. I know coming southbound on I-196 the westbound I-94 signs have US-31 on it and have Chicago and Niles for control cities. I almost think it's fine the way it is.

you're correct it's continuous, we're just saying there are gaps in the freeway portions of it, the title of the thread is a bit wrong i guess. 
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2018, 04:04:24 PM »

I hope the US 31 gap is really built this time. No more excuses.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2018, 04:37:46 PM »

I was hoping that if they finished the freeway gap between Napier Avenue and I-196 that they could build a new I-67 to Indianapolis and run it up to Grand Rapids eliminating I-196 but I haven't heard anything regarding that in awhile. I-67 would be the only number you could use for a 2-di there.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2018, 04:41:43 PM »

There will be no Interstate 67. Not in Indiana, not in Michigan, not in Kentucky, nowhere.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2018, 10:36:29 PM »

There will be no Interstate 67. Not in Indiana, not in Michigan, not in Kentucky, nowhere.

You never know what North Carolina will do.
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Re: US 31 gap in Michigan finally will be filled
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2018, 01:49:23 PM »

Yes, today was really good news. There were a lot of important Interstate/US highway projects that got funding today. Iím looking forward to the next round of FASTLANE grants being awarded next year so we can see what major projects they will fund.
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If anyone would have a complete list of the grants awarded in this round, it would be greatly appreciated if it were posted -- or at least a link supplied.  Might be some more decent tidbits in that particular litany!

Here you go: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/policy-initiatives/327856/build-2018-fact-sheets.pdf
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