BERRIEN SPRINGS — The M-139 sewer extension project to the north side of the U.S. 31 freeway has gotten more expensive in recent months, but Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand reassured board members that it is still moving forward.

Hildebrand said Tuesday that the cost of the project has grown from the original estimate of $1 million to the current estimate of $1.5 million. “We’ve been wringing our hands as to how we would find more money, and we have found something that we believe will work,” he told board members.