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Lane closures planned Thursday on M-21 over Grand River

Lane closures planned Thursday on M-21 over Grand River

ADA, Mich. (WZZM) The Michigan Department of Transportation is warning drivers about lane closures Thursday on M-21 near Ada.  MDOT is replacing the bridge over the Grand River and has a temporary bridge to allow traffic to flow in both directions.

The lane closure is for lighting and signal work Thursday from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Both directions of M-21 will be maintained on a single lane using flag control.

Rides available for residents of Vergennes Township

Vergennes Twp., Mich. (WZZM) Need a ride? North Kent Transit Servicesis available to residents of  Vergennes Township who have a disability or are 60 years of age or older and in need of transportation services within Kent County. 

The service is administered by Hope Network Transportation Services in partnership with Vergennes Township and funded through Federal Community Development Block Grant funds, administered by Kent County. 

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. A fare of $4.00 or $7.00 per one-way trip is required depending on your destination.  For more information, please call the Hope Network Transportation Customer Care office at (616)243-2783 or (800)410-9491.

M-21 contruction causes detour in Ada

M-21 contruction causes detour in Ada

ADA, MI - A new year means a new detour for travelers between Ada and Lowell.  M-21 construction means the left turn from Pettis Avenue to eastbound M-21 is detoured in coordination with bridge replacement on M-21 over the Grand River in Ada Township.  Traffic should follow the posted detour route.  The detour will take drivers east on Vergennes Street to Alden Nash Avenue south to M-21.  The detour will last until Monday, November 14, 2011. 

Charging station for electric vehicles coming to Lowell

Lowell, Mich.

Charging station for electric vehicles coming to Lowell

Lowell, Mich.

M-21 construction between Lowell and Ada moving along

Ada Twp. (WZZM) Construction crews have started digging up the old concrete on M-21 over the Grand River in Ada Township.

Initially MDOT planned on closing the bridge completely during construction but after many community meetings, MDOT determined crews could get the job done by closing one lane at a time in both directions.

For people traveling from Lowell toward Ada the work has created some back-ups in the morning headed West.  During the drive home in the evening traffic has been backed up from the construction project to the main gates at Amway.

Funding for the project came from $47-million dollars the state received in federal stimulus dollars.