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 8th, 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 of the MDOT communications department and he was able to root out that the project will indeed begin Monday July 15.
At least we’re pretty sure it will.