Work to begin on U.S.-31 in Benzonia

BENZONIA — Work on rebuilding US-31 in Benzonia will begin April 20, according to information from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The $5.3 million project will rebuild 1.7 miles of the highway from the intersection of M-115 to south of the Betsie River in Benzonia. Included in the work are new curbs and gutters, sidewalk ramps, culverts and sewer and drainage improvements.

New pavement markings, guardrails and accessible sidewalk ramps are also included.

The work will require lane shifts and lane closures controlled with temporary traffic signals, as well as intermittent closures of some local streets.

The project is estimated to be done by Oct. 10.

Table Health workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — Table Health offers several virtual workshops this month, starting April 16.

Topics include thyroid, digestive and pelvic health; massage; and allergen-free baking. Registration is open at Eventbrite.com. Contact: 231-333-1331.

Online course scholarship

CHARLESTOWN, W.Va. — Online education provider American Public University announced the Momentum 2020 scholarship to help students who cannot continue their schooling at their home institutions during the coronavirus pandemic.

A 50-percent tuition grant is available for one or two courses started in May through August.

Textbook fees may be waived. APUmomentum.com.

Fiat Chrysler recalls pickups, SUVs to fix windshield wipers

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler

is recalling more than 550,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because the

windshield wiper arms

can come loose and stop

the wipers from working properly.

The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups, 1500 Classic pic- kups and Jeep Compass SUVs.

Documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say loose wiper arms can reduce a driver’s visibility.

Fiat Chrysler says in a statement that it has no reports of crashes or injuries from the problem. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S. and Canada.

Owners will be notified later this month and dealers will tighten the wiper nuts to fix the problem.

Customers whose wipers don’t clear the windshield or return to the rest position after being turned off should contact dealers.

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