Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Friday

February 15, 2014

Heaving prompts traffic restrictions

TRAVERSE CITY — Drivers on Hammond Road need to take it slow and watch for lane shifts, at least until the spring thaw arrives.

Frost heaving — or the formation of ice and frost beneath a road’s surface — prompted Grand Traverse County Road Commission officials on Friday to install lane shifts and reduced the speed limit to 35 mph on Hammond between Keystone and LaFranier roads.

“We’ve got some pretty big bumps in the road that go perpendicular to the road, and some that actually go parallel,” road commission Manager Jim Cook said.

Cook said road officials decided this week the heaving created unsafe driving conditions on Hammond. He also said things likely will get worse before they get better.

“We’re afraid we’re not going to just see potholes, but maybe some real damage to the roads,” he said.

The restrictions on Hammond Road likely will remain in place until March or April.



Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot