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Ramp restriction: WB I-196 to SB Fuller Avenue

Ramp restriction: WB I-196 to SB Fuller Avenue

Fuller Avenue bridge replacement over I-196 The left turn from the westbound Interstate 196 off ramp to southbound Fuller Avenue will be prohibited starting tonight at 9 p.m. through early November.  The ramp will remain open and all traffic must turn right onto northbound Fuller Avenue.

Detour: Continue west on I-196 and exit College Avenue. Turn left (south) on College Avenue and left (east) on Michigan Street to Fuller Avenue.

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

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Lane closure: EB I-196 Grand Rapids July 21

Lane closure: EB I-196 Grand Rapids July 21

News Release:

A right lane closure for bridge reconstruction will be in place Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon on eastbound Interstate 196 under Fuller Avenue.

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

Follow MDOT at www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT or www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT.

The Rise of the Cycling City

The Rise of the Cycling City

Bring your bike and bring friends to our June Not Your Average Speaker Series, Cycling City!

A lot of efforts are being made to make Grand Rapids a more "bike friendly" city, including new designated bike lanes, "sharrows," bike trails, mountain biking parks and much more -- and they are beginning to pay off.

But how do we increase the culture of bike riding in Grand Rapids, meaning bicycle commuting, bicycle friendly employers, more biking infrastructure and just more bike riders?

Come find out about these efforts and what you can do Wednesday, June 29 at Wealthy Theatre. We've partnered with BikeFriendlyGR, PedalGR and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition to put on this informative event.

Wednesday, June 29th, 7 - 9 p.m.
Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St SE

Mass ride leaves Founders Brewery at 6:30 p.m. sharp, if you'd like to join. Bring your noisemaker!

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.

[HISTORY DETECTIVES] Historical transit decision comes full circle with May 3 millage

A portion of the vintage footage featured in the video is from a film made in the 1920s. That promotional film was made by the Grand Rapids Railway Company, the private corporation that controlled the transit in the city. In the beginning of the silent film, there is an introductory passage

The Grand Rapids Railway Company proves its faith in Grand Rapids by investing in new Electric Rail Coaches, giving Grand Rapids World leadership in ultra modern street railway equipment.

What Does Public Transportation Say About The Community It Serves?

What Does Public Transportation Say About The Community It Serves?

By Seth Horton

What public transportation says about the community it serves

When some people think about public transportation, they might think people who ride buses have no other transportation alternative. If that's your thought, you might want to take a look at who's riding the bus these days.

Yes, public transportation does serve a need for those without options. But let's think of public transportation as less of a need and more of an opportunity for the whole community. Today, public transportation speaks volumes to how a community prepares for sustainable success and growth, how much the community values effective planning and shows that it is seeking many avenues for an improved economy.

Sustainable success and growth

Cyclists Summit

There will be a day long bicycle summit on May 6th at Grand Valley State University's Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids.  The summit will feature keynote speakers, workshops, and much more.  To register or for more information go to:  BikeGrandRapids.org