After seven months, culvert replaced, M-51 reopensPublished 8:43am Wednesday, October 21, 2009
After seven months of detours and reconstruction, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed work on M-51 over Peavine Creek south of Dowagiac.
In March, MDOT was forced to close M-51 from Crystal Springs Road to Peavine Street, between Dowagiac and Niles, to replace the culvert over the Peavine Creek.
“We’re glad this project is completed, and I’m pleased with the outcome,” said Paul South, MDOT Coloma Transportation Service Center manager.
“We’re especially grateful for the patience and understanding of the local residents and businesses while we worked on the solution for this unexpected challenge.”