M-231 project pushes ahead

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:26 PM

His property on Leonard Road in Crockery Township sits along the side of the emerging M-231 project — a road that state officials hope in a few years will be filled with traffic diverting around the City of Grand Haven.

“It has been busy,” Bos said. “They’re going to start building the overpass, which is the worst part of it.”

The overpass will cross over Leonard Road. Construction crews have built two large berms for the approach, with construction set to begin soon on the bridge.

“There is always concern and there is always hope that we get used to it,” said Bos, who has lived there for 30 years. “My dad lives next to I-196 in Zeeland and he is aware of that … but you get used to it.”

Bos said he's heard many variations of how the M-231 project would play out, going through, beside and around his property in some fashion. Despite all that, Bos noted that the Michigan Department of Transportation didn't take land from him to build the new road.

M-231 will be a two-lane, limited-access road stretching from M-45 in Robinson Township north to the I-96/M-104/112th Avenue interchange near Nunica. The new road is located west of 120th Avenue.

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