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Resurface of M-89 in Richland Village

August 11-13 Night Work Starting at 8 PM

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Next week MDOT will be resurfacing M-89 from the traffic light( 32nd Street) downtown easterly to Heather Lane/Hatton Drive.  Initially this project was scheduled to be paved during the daytime  After discussing the traffic control with the Contractor, it is proposed to switch this project to all night work to minimize impacts to the community and complete the project in two days.  Tenatively we are planning on working Tuesday and Wednesday (8/11-13) each night starting at 8pm and finishing in the early morning hours.  No work will occur during the day.  The entire project will be complete by Thursday morning (assuming there is no rain out).  There may be some  citizens unhappy with the noise generated from the construction.  However the benefits to completing this work at night outweigh the inconvenience.

Increased Risk of Lyme Disease in Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department

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The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department wants residents and healthcare providers to be aware of an increasing number of confirmed and probable Lyme disease cases in Kalamazoo County. Currently, Lyme disease cases are five times higher than they were five years ago.

Tree and Woody Vegetation Control will be conducted in August and September

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

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The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) annual summer tree and woody vegetation control, will be conducted in August and September 2020. The program is designed to contain roadside woody vegetation and overhanging tree branches that could obstruct motorists’ vision, create drainage obstacles or cause snow and icing problems if left unchecked.

Kalamazoo County Government

Coronavirus Case linked to Plasma Center, Some Donors May Have Been Exposed

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Kalamazoo, MI – One symptomatic employee who works for the Grifols BioMat USA, has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health department advises people who were at the plasma center located at 167 E. Kalamazoo Avenue on the following dates June 27, 28, and 29, and July 3, 6, 8, and 9 to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of the respiratory disease and seek testing from their healthcare provider.