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NVPS 2012-13 Bus Routes

NVPS 2012-13 Bus Routes

Bus routes will no longer be printed in the August Northview News. The Transportation Department will send bus passes to each resident student (kindergarten/young fives through grade 12) in the mail to their home address. This pass will include student name, home address and telephone number along with the student's pick-up and drop-off bus stop, bus stop address, time and bus number. Students (grades K/Y5s - 4th) must wear their bus pass for the first two weeks of school.

If your student has an alternate pick-up or drop-off address, please contact the Transportation Department (361-3480 or lbockheim@nvps.net) so it can be added to their bus pass. Bus passes will be mailed to the student's home address in August. Questions or concerns regarding transportation should be directed to the Transportation Department (361-3480).

NVPS - Bus Drivers Needed

NVPS - Bus Drivers Needed

Northview Public Schools Transportation Department is accepting applications for substitute and permanent bus drivers, CDL preferred.  Please send resume to:  Northview Public Schools, Steve Mullins at 4350 Ambrose NE Grand Rapids, MI  49525.

Lane closure on I-96

Lane closure on I-96

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -  If you are traveling on I-96 near the Plainfield exit be prepared for a traffic slow down.  The right lane on I-96 westbound from 3 Mile Road to the Plainfield exit will be closed for shoulder work today.  The right lane will open back up at 4pm.

One Driver's take on saving Gas & Money

One Driver's take on saving Gas & Money

Today I received a call at work from Rick Hill who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Rick told me about a way that he is now saving gas and money.

Rick drives a 2007 Chevy Equinox and puts on approximately 50,000 miles a year as a salesman. Like most people, he pushed the speed limit whenever he could but just recently decided he was going to bring his speed down to 65 when driving on the highways.  In doing this, Rick said the mileage on his vehicle has improved 7 miles per gallon, thus saving him money also.

Rick did not want to be interviewed but thought this information would be beneficial to other people who have a heavy foot when driving.

13OYS - Tell us about the potholes in your neighborhood

13OYS - Tell us about the potholes in your neighborhood

As the winter turns to spring, more and more potholes start to appear throughout West Michigan. We would like you to tell us where the worst potholes can be found.

If you've come across a really bad pothole in your neighborhood, please leave a comment below to let us know where we can find it.

Also, if you can safely get a photo, email those to pics@wzzm13.com along with your name, phone number, and location where the photo was taken.

As comments and photos come in, WZZM13 will publicize the worst of the worst in an effort to get them fixed as quickly as possible.

Construction progressing on 10 Mile Road

Construction is progressing on the 10 Mile Road expansion.

On Thursday, traffic shifted from the southern lanes to the northern lanes.  Friday morning, crews began removing the asphalt on the south side of the street.  The current construction stretches between Wolven and Meadow Creek Drive near the Meijer.

Once construction is complete, 10 Mile Road will be expanded to five lanes between Childsdale and Meadow Creek.  The project includes concrete curbs and gutters, storm sewer expansions and traffic signals at Wolven and Childsdale.

Plainfield Township Construction Zones

Plainfield Township Construction Zones

From: http://www.plainfieldchartertwp.org

During the construction seasons of 2011 and 2012, you are going to see more water and sewer construction projects in Plainfield Charter Township than you have seen in past years. Thanks to an aggressive funding "Stimulus Package" provided by the State of Michigan, the Township took advantage of the offer and will save taxpayers approximately $1.5 million dollars through the "principal forgiveness" portion of the program. The Township has an on-going five-year capital improvement plan, whereas portions of our aging water and sewer systems are scheduled in advance for repairs and/or replacement. The Township accelerated the timing on some of the projects in order to take advantage of the cost savings associated with the stimulus package.