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Have you been noticing the County Sheriffs at certain intersections over the last couple of weeks? Are you wondering what they are doing? Well, it's a way to enforce the "Click it or Ticket" campaign. They are staked out looking for seat-belt violators. They are radioing from the intersections to awaiting patrol cars. So remember to click it or ticket. They are looking for you. Also... remember to drive safely and to "Hang up and Drive".

As temps heat up, car tops go down. Hard top or Soft top?

As temps heat up, car tops go down.  Hard top or Soft top?

With summer right around the corner and and spring temps on the rise it means the start of one season in West Michigan. No, not boating season. Convertible season! Whether is is 2 seater or 4 seater, roadster or cabriolet, soft top or retractable hard top, it is a top down experience. With all of the different choices out there which one is the best? Hardtop or Soft top?. The answer is well, both. There are pros and cons to both. it really just comes down a a simple decision like choosing your favorite brewed adult beverage, light or dark?  Cloth or vinyl drop tops have been around for years and have been the staple in the marketplace for years. Most of them started out with the wonderful plastic rear window that over time, faded like a bad episode of Jersey Shore. Then soft tops graduated to glass rear windows with a window defroster so you melt the ice and snow and drive your convertible in West Michigan winters.

Four Mile Road closures

Four Mile Road between Coit and Plainfield Ave. will have intermittent lane closures today.

According to the Kent County Road Commission, the closures are needed for tree work along the roadway.

Public meeting Thursday to discuss 10 Mile Road expansion

Public meeting Thursday to discuss 10 Mile Road expansion

The Kent County Road Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 31st on the Draft Environmental Statement for the project to widen 10 Mile Road.

The project would widen the roadway to 5 lanes between Wolven Avenue and Childsdale Avenue.

The expansion is meant to deal with the increased traffic volume and congestion created by population growth and development in Algoma Township, Courtland Township and the City of Rockford.

The public hearing will take place at Resurrection Life Church at 3233 10 Mile Road from 5pm to 7pm Thursday evening.  A court reporter will be available for anyone wishing to have their comments included in the official transcript for the public hearing.

You can view a copy of the 10 Mile Road Draft Environmental Assessment at any of the following locations:

Four Mile Road construction

Four Mile Road construction

PLAINFIELD TWP. - According to the Kent County Road Commission, Four Mile Road between Dean Lake Road and Bird Avenue will have intermittent  lane closures.

The work should be done by the end of Friday, Feb. 18.