Residents share concerns, suggestions over US-131 and I-96

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to evaluate the future of US-131 and I-96 in Kent County over the next 20 years. A portion of the study includes a series of...

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MDOT staff, public meeting to discuss future of US-131 and I-96

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday March 6, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public meeting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rockford Construction Community Center. The meeting will focus on discussing the future reconstruction of US-131 and I-96...

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$1 million bikeway to be constructed in Grand Rapids

by (Angelyn Groenboom)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

A long-awaited bicycle route will be constructed next year on Grand Rapids’ West Side. The route is approximately three-and-a-half miles and will link Kent Trails with the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail. The Seward Avenue Bikeway will...

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Continued safety issues cited as reason for bridge abutment fencing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NEWS

Over the last few months, several community-led cleanup efforts have attempted to keep the Wealthy Street overpass abutment clean. Underneath the overpass, the sheltered spot is a favorite for the city’s homeless, choosing the abutment as a...

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The price of good streets

by (FriendlyCorps)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Over 60% of our roads are in what is considered "poor" condition- a number that continues to grow with every car that drives down the street and every freeze-thaw cycle. However, in order to make our streets better, we have to pay for them...

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Gerald R. Ford graffiti remains, debate continues

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 04-24-2012 under OPINION

A few weeks ago a small outpouring of commentary surfaced with the appearance of three pieces of graffiti portraying former president and Grand Rapids native son, Gerald R. Ford on and around I-196. The most recognized of these portrays Ford as he...

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