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Unusual vehicles at the 28th Street Metro Cruise

Unusual vehicles at the 28th Street Metro Cruise

The most unusual vehicles I found at the 28th Street Metro Cruise this year are an odd couple.  One is tiny single-seater, and the other is a huge traveling show.

BMW Isetta:

The vintage BMW Isetta microcar is nicknamed the “rolling egg”.  These cars have a one-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine with a 4-speed transmission.  The top speed is between 53 and 55 mph and they can get 63 miles per gallon.  In 1958, you could buy one for $1,093.  The Isetta caused a sensation when it was introduced to the motoring press in November 1953 because of its unique appearance.  The small, egg-shaped car, with bubble-type windows, has one door which is hinged to the front of the car.  This Isetta was on display at the 28th Street Metro Cruise in the Sears parking lot on Saturday.

GM Futurliner:

GM Futurliner #10 was on display at Harvey Cadillac over the weekend.  This Futur

Metro Cruise is a big draw

Metro Cruise is a big draw

The 7th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise is drawing big crowds.  Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80's mean it was perfect weather for cruising 28th Street and admiring classic cars and trucks.

Last year, nearly 300,000 visitors flocked to 28th Street in Wyoming, Kentwood and Cascade to check out the thousands of classic cars.  No word yet on how many people attended the 2011 Metro Cruise.

WZZM and Art Van sponsor Metro Cruise party tonight

WZZM and Art Van sponsor Metro Cruise party tonight

If you need something to do tonight, then let’s hit the road and head to “Art’s Drive-in” at the Art Van Store on 28th Street in Kentwood.  There will be a lot of free food, fun and music.

US-131 Ramp Closure Update

US-131 Ramp Closure Update

The off ramp from southbound US-131 to eastbound Burton Street will be closed for construction 7 a.m. Saturday, July 30 through late October. Traffic will be directed to the westbound Burton Street off ramp. The Burton Street bridge will remain open until bridge work on Hall Street is complete.

US-131 closed at 36th Street throughout weekend

US-131 closed at 36th Street throughout weekend

UPDATE: Tonight's closure of northbound US-131 at 36th Street has been canceled.  Southbound US-131 will close as scheduled.

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Southbound US-131 will be closed under 36th Street tonight at 8 p.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow.  Northbound US-131 will be closed under 36th Street tonight at 10 p.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow.  These closures are for the placement of new bridge beams.

US-131 traffic will be reduced to one lane and directed up to the 36th Street exit ramp and back down the entrance ramp to continue on US-131. The entrance ramps to US-131 will be closed to 36th Street traffic. Enter US-131 from the 44th Street interchange.

For up-to-date information on this project and others, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

Road Construction on 28th Street

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, they will be milling and repaving 28th Street from Wilson Avenue to US131 during the first two weeks of July. This work will take place during the overnight hours.

Visit http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us for additional information.