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Public meeting March 1 in Zeeland on improving I-196 Business Loop

ZEELAND, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting on a project to improve approximately 5 miles of  I-196 Business Loop from US-31 to I-196 in Holland and Zeeland. The project is currently in design and scheduled for construction in 2024. MDOT officials will provide project details, current scheduling information and the maintenance of traffic plan. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the meeting to learn more about the project and provide comments. This will be a joint meeting with the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC), who will be discussing their Pedestrian Crossing Study.

Local businesses
Interested residents
MACC staff
MDOT staff and contractors              

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Howard Miller Public Library
14 S. Church St.
Zeeland, MI 49464

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project information:
In 2024, MDOT will improve 5 miles of I-196 Business Loop between US-31 and I-196 to address pavement condition, traffic operations, and safety. Staff from the MACC will discuss nonmotorized needs within the project vicinity for better access to the Macatawa River Greenway Trail (MRGT), other regional pathways, parks, and business districts. For more information on this MACC study, contact Alec Miller at 616-395-2688 or

Public comment:
MDOT is seeking public input on the proposed project.  In addition to the public meeting, comments and input can also be submitted using the online comment form or by mail, e-mail or phone to:

Monica Monsma
MDOT Environmental Services Section
425 West Ottawa St. 
P.O. Box 30050 
Lansing, MI 48909 

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