MDOT looking for 'Road Watchers' to monitor snow removal on West Michigan highways


(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The flakes are getting ready to fly and MDOT is trying to keep our West Michigan highways clear during those snow-filled morning commutes.

They are looking for "Road Watchers" to help report on highway conditions during the winter months.

Volunteers who travel certain routes will be asked to help measure how well the roadways are being maintained after a storm.

The routes cover Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties. the following highways are included:

  • I-96 throughout Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, and Ionia counties
  • US-131 throughout Montcalm, Kent, and Allegan counties
  • I-196 throughout Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties
  • US-31 throughout Muskegon, Ottawa, and Allegan counties
  • M-6 throughout Kent County

Road Watchers' comments will then be used to better perform winter storm maintenance on several West Michigan highways. All of the answers will be anonymous.

If you are interested in becoming an MDOT Road Watcher, visit here.

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