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Lane closures on M-11 in Wyoming

Lane closures on M-11 in Wyoming

News Release from MDOT:

Daily (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) right lane closures for sidewalk work will be in place tomorrow and Thursday, June 30 on eastbound and westbound M-11 from Burlingame Avenue to US-131 in Wyoming.

Lane closure on 28th Street in Wyoming

Lane closure on 28th Street in Wyoming

(Wyoming) - Expect some lane closures on 28th Street through Wyoming Monday night into Tuesday morning.  MDOT is resurfacing M-11 from Burlingame Avenue to Byron Center Avenue.

The closures begin at 8pm and last until 6am Tuesday.

The lane closure is part of the resurfacing work on 28th Street that will span from Walker to Wyoming.  Crews will also upgrade the sidewalks in this project, which is expected to last until August 12th.

For more information on this construction project and others in West Michigan, go to www.michigan.gov/drive.

Total closure: US-131 in Kent County June 10-13

Total closure: US-131 in Kent County June 10-13

News Release:

Northbound and southbound US-131 will be closed at 36th Street for bridge demolition Friday night at 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 13.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane and use the 36th Street ramps to exit and re-enter US-131. 

Southbound US-131 traffic will have access to westbound 36th Street, and northbound US-131 traffic will have access to eastbound 36th Street.


New bridge and weave/merge lane for 36th Street and US-131

New bridge and weave/merge lane for 36th Street and US-131

MDOT is set to replace the 36th bridge over US-131 and construct a weave/merge lane on northbound US-131 connecting the 44th Street and 36th Street interchanges.

36th Street will close over US-131 from June 10 to Sept. 7. The detours are as follows:

Motorist detour: Division Avenue, 44th Street and Clyde Park Avenue.
Pedestrian detour: Buchanan Avenue, 32nd Street and Clyde Park Avenue.

US-131 will be closed this coming weekend for bridge demolition. Traffic will use the ramps at 36th Street to exit and re-enter US-131. A minimum of two lanes will remain open in each direction of US-131 for the majority of the project.

This $3.8 million investment will ensure long-term access over US-131, with the weave/merge lane increasing safety and improving traffic operations along US-131.

MDOT - Public Meeting

The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding M-11 construction on June 14, 2011. The meeting will be held at East Elementary School, 3414 30th St. SW, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information to be presented includes pavement design and construction traffic maintenance (both vehicular and pedestrian). Work on this project is scheduled to begin in April 2012, with the area expected to be reopen to traffic in September 2012. For information or comments regarding this project please contact: Art Green, Michigan Department of Transportation Phone: 616-464-1800 Email: greena5@michigan.gov

28th Street and Wilson ramps close Thursday

GRANDVILLE - The ramps from 28th Street and Wilson Avenue to eastbound I-196 and the off ramp from eastbound I-196 to westbound M-11 will be closed for a few hours Thursday night.

The resurfacing goes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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

As temps heat up, car tops go down. Hard top or Soft top?

As temps heat up, car tops go down.  Hard top or Soft top?

With summer right around the corner and and spring temps on the rise it means the start of one season in West Michigan. No, not boating season. Convertible season! Whether is is 2 seater or 4 seater, roadster or cabriolet, soft top or retractable hard top, it is a top down experience. With all of the different choices out there which one is the best? Hardtop or Soft top?. The answer is well, both. There are pros and cons to both. it really just comes down a a simple decision like choosing your favorite brewed adult beverage, light or dark?  Cloth or vinyl drop tops have been around for years and have been the staple in the marketplace for years. Most of them started out with the wonderful plastic rear window that over time, faded like a bad episode of Jersey Shore. Then soft tops graduated to glass rear windows with a window defroster so you melt the ice and snow and drive your convertible in West Michigan winters.