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The Village of Fife Lake is pleased to announce we are accepting resumes for two maintenance workers in our Department of Public Works.
Our DPW Staff maintains 5 parks, our municipal building, and is responsible for 14 miles of roads. We also maintain infrastructure such as storm drains, streetscape, and sidewalks.
We look forward to receiving resumes through October 31, 2016, with hopes to schedule interviews for November 5. Our Council could then potentially make a decision at our November 21, 2016 regular meeting.
DPW Job Description
US 131 Intersection Improvements:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
CONTACT: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-0993, firstname.lastname@example.org
MDOT to discuss US-131/M-186 intersection improvements at Oct. 14 meeting
October 7, 2016 – Next week, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will present its plans to widen, upgrade and install a traffic signal at the US-131/M-186 intersection in Fife Lake in 2018.
A public meeting to discuss those plans is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Post 219, 10283 M-186, in Fife Lake. Local and state elected officials, along with law enforcement and emergency services personnel, are expected to attend.
Preliminary designs would include widening US-131 at the intersection for a left-turn lane, through-lane and right-turn lane for each direction, and installation of a full traffic signal. This expected $1.5 million improvement also would include widening M-186 and State Street at the intersection to include a left-turn lane and a shared through/right-turn lane in each direction.
"No device or improvement can prevent all crashes, but we believe reconfiguring this intersection and installing a traffic signal can help mitigate some of the crash types that have been occurring here," said Rick Liptak, manager of MDOT's Traverse City Transportation Service Center.
"MDOT has always been responsive to my concerns about traffic and safety, and I applaud their efforts, both past and future, to improve safety at this intersection," said State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, prior chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "Crashes occur at many locations in northern Michigan, and they do their best to make as many improvements as their resources allow."
In the past 10 years there have been a total of 79 recorded crashes at this intersection, including the crash on July 28 that killed two teenage girls. There have also been five crashes resulting in incapacitating injuries, seven resulting in minor injuries, 23 resulting in possible injuries, and 50 with no injuries. Of those crashes, 80.3 percent were the result of a driver on M-186 or State Street failing to yield or failing to stop at the intersection.
MDOT staff have made several improvements to this intersection in an effort to prevent crashes, including installation of dual stop signs on M-186, installing a second overhead flashing beacon, installing a stop sign above the intersection, closing the passing zone on US-131, and installing reflective strips on the "stop" and "stop ahead" sign posts.
MDOT’s North Region, which includes the 21 northernmost counties in the Lower Peninsula, has an annual budget of about $1.8 million for safety improvements.
As part of the design process, MDOT also will be evaluating other improvements that could be made prior to, or along with, the signal installation in 2018.
Accommodations can be made at the meeting for persons with disabilities and limited English speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534 to request.