House moving scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 21, traffic disruptions likely

MATTAWAN - Area drivers will be asked to avoid Red Arrow Highway on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., as a house will be moved from Mattawan to Paw Paw, along Red Arrow Highway.

The house move will begin on Main Street in Mattawan, just South of the Shell station. The route will be North on Main Street, over the Interstate 94 overpass to Red Arrow Highway. Then West on Red Arrow Highway into the Village of Paw Paw, then North on Hazen Street. The destination is just North of the Village of Paw Paw on County Road 665.

Sheriff Daniel Abbott reports that a house move on Thursday will impact traffic flow along North Main Street in the Village of Mattawan, 24th Street North of the Village of Mattawan, and Red Arrow Highway from 24th into and through the Village of Paw Paw.

The move will begin at 9 a.m. in Mattawan and is expected to reach the Eastern Village Limit of Paw Paw around 10 or 11 a.m. depending upon weather/road conditions.

Due to the size of the house, the entire roadway, including both lanes of traffic, will be inaccessible to all other traffic.
To avoid the inevitable traffic congestion and travel time delays, it is suggested that an alternative route be planned.

According to an earlier announcement, it will be a slow process. It was unknown at that time when the house will reach Paw Paw.  Law enforcement will be assisting traffic in the move.
In November, Deitz House Moving Engineers, Inc., requested of and received from the Paw Paw Village Council permission to use village streets and support staff for the move. The mover requested closure of public streets as necessary, and the assistance of the Department of Public Safety. Arrangements had been made for trimming of trees and attending to overhead power lines as necessary along the route.  The mover estimated to the council, it could take as long as four hours to pass through the village.         


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