Bridge work to begin on the 15th.
We were confused.
While press releases indicated a start date of 7-8 for the Newaygo M-37 bridge work the signs placed by MDOT sometimes changed the date to the 15th and then back again and continued to do this off and on for days.
Near North Now with diligent journalistic fervor contacted MDOT about the sign last weekend and word was passed along to the appropriate sources about the apparent gaffe.
Come Monday the signs indeed changed indicating caution because of the work being done ahead.
Except there was no work being done.
We recontacted the most helpful John Richard with the MDOT communications department and he was able to root out that the project will indeed begin next Monday July 15.
So enjoy the week of free and easy travel through Newaygo but know that come next Monday the work to institute the changes to the bridge lanes will indeed begin in earnest.
At least we’re pretty sure it will.