Work on this project scheduled for next year will include:
— Constructing the M-231 route from a new Grand River bridge north to Interstate 96,
— Reconstructing and widening M-104 from Java Drive east to I-96,
— Reconstructing I-96 roadway and bridges from Apple Drive east to 112th Avenue,
— Making improvements to the I-96/112th Avenue interchange.
In 2010, the U.S. 31/M-231 Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision were approved by the Federal Highway Administration. MDOT officials said the design and right-of-way process began immediately following the EIS approval.
A public meeting was held in September 2010 regarding plans for the new M-231 bridge over the Grand River. Grading and clearing operations began late last year, and construction of the bridge and connected facilities will begin next year.
MDOT said it is working with the Ottawa County Road Commission to provide alternate routes during the project.