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MDOT online survey, two public meetings to discuss rebuilding options for US-131 in Grand Rapids

Fast facts:

  • MDOT has scheduled two public meetings for next week, as well as launched an online survey, to help review possible options for rebuilding US-131 in Grand Rapids and Wyoming.
  • This is part of a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study that supports development of future major transportation projects.
  • The US-131 survey is available to the public through the end of 2023. The objectives of the survey and design options are covered in this short video.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Grand Rapids are hosting two public meetings on Nov. 8 and 9 to discuss the ongoing Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study for the US-131 freeway between M-11 (28th Street) and Wealthy Street. The public is invited to stop by anytime during the meetings to learn more about the study and provide comments. An online survey is also available for public feedback through the end of the year.

Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT and City of Grand Rapids officials

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
1 - 3 p.m.

Salvation Army Kroc Center
2500 Division Ave. S
Grand Rapids, MI  49507

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
5 - 7 p.m.

Public Service Center
201 Market Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

Project information:
This important phase of the PEL study summarizes public input received and continues to collect comments from the public regarding potential improvement options for the corridor.

Public comment:
For more information on the PEL study or to provide comments, please visit the US-131 PEL website. Please use the comment form on the US-131 PEL study webpage to provide additional comments for MDOT staff. Public comments can also be shared with MDOT’s social media sites at or, or sent via U.S. mail to:

Monica Monsma
Michigan Department of Transportation
Van Wagoner Transportation Building
425 West Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909

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