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Virtual public meeting on March 28 to highlight 2023 MDOT projects in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a Teams live virtual public meeting to discuss major projects starting soon in West Michigan on state routes (US, M, and I routes). Attendees will learn how to receive project-specific updates and other traffic information throughout the season.

MDOT staff
Interested residents, commuters, and business owners

Tuesday, March 28
5 – 5:30 p.m.

Join the meeting on Microsoft Teams

To join by phone without using Internet, call 248-509-0316.

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:
Projects covered in this meeting add up to a $60 million investment for 2023 and include:

  • Resurfacing I-96 from Cascade Road to M-11 (28th Street) with bridge improvements on Burton Street over I-96. (May – October)
  •  Pavement repairs and resurfacing on I-96 from west of Whitneyville Avenue to the Kent/Ionia county line. (July – November)
  • Resurfacing M-21 (Fulton Street) from I-96 to Grand River Drive. (June - October)
  • Building a new on ramp from M-21 to eastbound I-96 and constructing an interchange connection lane on eastbound I-96 from M-21 to Cascade Road. (June – August)
  • Intersection realignment of M-40 and 48th Street in Hamilton, with signal upgrades at the M-40/136th Avenue intersection. (June -August)
  • Rebuilding I-196 Business Loop (Byron Road) in Zeeland between 84th Avenue and I-196. (April - July)
  • Rebuilding eastbound I-196 from Zeeland to Hudsonville. The westbound lanes were reconstructed last year.  (April - November)
  • Constructing an interchange connection lane on westbound I-196 from Market Avenue to M-11, plus bridge improvements at Chicago Drive. This project was primarily completed last year.  Crews will finish paving and bridge work. (April – May)

Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any public concerns that may result from these projects. Provide your comments and questions using the online comment form or by e-mailing Monica Monsma at

For up-to-date traffic information on US, M and I routes throughout the state, go to Information will also be shared on social media, in addition to portable message boards.

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