Yellow Jacket Drive extension to be completed this summer

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:26 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yellow Jacket Drive will extend to Hillcrest Drive by the end of June. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — With an agreement being approved by the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees, the extension of Yellow Jacket Drive is projected to be completed by the end of June.

During a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, the board approved to deed the property the driveway will sit on to the City of Greenville and approved a title permit to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MCC Vice President Jim Lantz said the college has been meeting with both the city and MDOT to get an agreement worked out with the extension of the drive.

“There is a $200,000 grant that will pay for this,” Lantz told the board.

He explained with the agreements the board approved Monday, MDOT will do the planning, engineering and construction of the extension. While the deed will deed the property to the city, which results in the city maintaining the drive.

“That’s wonderful,” said Chairwoman Karen Carbonelli of the city taking over maintenance.

MCC, Greenville Public Schools, the city of Greenville and local officials worked together to get the road extended to run between MCC and the high school.

Yellow Jacket Drive will be extended from its current location, curve around the new parking lot by the newly developed MCC building in Greenville and connect to Hillcrest Street.

The extension is planned to be completed this summer.

“The plan is for MDOT to start in May and have (the extension) completed by the end of June,” Lantz said.

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