Continuing and archived coverage of the Traverse City area's east-west transportation issue, including the long-debated Hartman-Hammond bridge concept:

TRAVERSE CITY — Don and Hannah Topping moved into their house on the northwest corner of Keystone and Cass roads in February 2018. Less than a…

TRAVERSE CITY — The conversations required to build a bridge connecting Hammond and Hartman roads have to start now, even though the start of …

TRAVERSE CITY — Improvements to existing infrastructure are the focus of short- and long-term recommendations to address mobility needs in Gra…

TRAVERSE CITY — Preliminary results of a recent survey suggest there is community support for a connection between West Hammond and Hartman ro…

TRAVERSE CITY — Surrounded by throngs of people, Claire and Jesse Karner had a hard time taking in the information being presented.

TRAVERSE CITY — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, unless you're traveling in Grand Traverse County.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Commissioner Bob Johnson wants to keep a decades-old — and at times highly contentious — proposal to build a Hartman-Hammond roads traffic bypass on his fellow board members' minds. "Government moves slow," he said. "I'm trying to get used to that. But I'm trying to get this proposal moving a little bit faster."

TRAVERSE CITY — A months-long study of Grand Traverse region traffic projects a roughly 30 percent increase in congestion on a trio of municip…

TRAVERSE CITY — Old tensions over whether to build a Hartman and Hammond roads connection and bridge flared again during a special joint meeti…

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TRAVERSE CITY — The public may have to cross that bridge again.

TRAVERSE CITY -- A new road extension planned this summer will exhaust the bulk of money set aside more than a decade ago for a hotly conteste…

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TRAVERSE CITY — First it was lost, but now $471,000 the Grand Traverse County Road Commission misspent has been found.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Top officials of the Grand Traverse County Road Commission can't agree on what happened to $471,000 in state money left over f…

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TRAVERSE CITY — About 90 people at a hearing Thursday concerning various ways to connect Hammond and Hartman roads with a bridge over the Boar…

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TRAVERSE CITY — A decision is expected Thursday night on who will lead the East/West Corridor Study through its $2 million second phase.