Hancock Street reconfiguration, canal dredging approved by council

Changes could be coming to the way motorists navigate Hancock Street between Pine Grove Avenue and the M-25 connector. At this week’s meeting of Port Huron City Council, members approved a resolution in support of the Michigan Department of Transportation performing a “road diet” on that section of Hancock Street. Mayor Pro-Tem Sherry Archibald tells WPHM the street would be reduced by one lane, with a center turn lane added. She says the resolution is a result of complaints from residents who say the current configuration is confusing for those trying to get to the residential area west of the M-25 connector. “They’re hoping to ease some of the confusion, by having a straight lane and then a turn lane,” said Archibald.

The City of Port Huron has also approved a bid to continue dredging operations on the Black River Canal. During Monday night’s city council meeting, members approved about $58,000 worth of maintenance to the canal entrance. “We enter into a contract every year to dredge, if needed,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Sherry Archibald. “If we don’t dredge… boats can’t get through the canal and it causes other issues for the neighborhood as well.” The bid was awarded to Boddy Construction of Port Huron.

 

February 11 Sherry Archibald