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MDOT hosts virtual public meeting for west Michigan projects

US-131 and Hall Street
Sara J. Martin
Michigan Department of Transportation
US-131 and Hall Street

The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a west Michigan-focused virtual public meeting Thursday afternoon

The Michigan Department of Transportation will host a live virtual public meeting to discuss major projects affecting West Michigan roadways throughout the year.

MDOT’s John Richard says it’s a great opportunity for residents to learn how to receive project-specific updates and other traffic information throughout the season.

“It’s just a heads up on all the major projects in Kent County. There’s a couple in Allegan County, Ottawa County, so folks can tune in and find out exactly what’s going on. They can tune in to find out how to stay informed with each project.”

One of those Kent County projects will involve the total closure of northbound 131 at 28th Street as crews make bridge improvements over Plaster Creek. That will allow for much needed pavement joint repair. That begins Easter Sunday and should last about a month.

“And then once northbound is done, we open up northbound and then we close southbound 131 at Burton. And the reason for the total closure is because this bridge rehabilitation work, the bridge can’t have any vibrations, it can’t have any load or weight on it.”

You can attend the online meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. here.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
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