The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has rejected a plan to place one other part of Napier Avenue on a highway eating regimen.
The board this week permitted a decision formally opposing a Berrien County Street Division venture that would scale back Napier from 4 lanes to 2 lanes with a middle flip lane between I-94 and US-31.
Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette tells us the county does have to reconstruct Napier in that space within the subsequent 5 years, however the highway division’s plan for a discount of lanes didn’t fulfill commissioners.
“There’s sufficient improvement occurring in that space that it had some on the board a little bit nervous that the lane discount wasn’t an excellent thought,” Dissette stated. “After which with the announcement of the state’s infusion of money at Cornerstone to attempt to assist develop the close by web site in Benton Constitution Township, I feel that was form of just like the final straw. They stated there’s an excessive amount of up within the air so far as whole improvement.”
The county board in September permitted a switch of management of that part of Napier from the Michigan Division of Transportation to the county following the completion of the US-31 to I-94 connection. As a part of that, MDOT offered the county $1.88 million to reconstruct the highway.
Dissette says whereas that venture will nonetheless occur, the board of commissioners needs the variety of lanes to be preserved.
It’s again to the drafting board for the highway division.