MDOT to hold meeting regarding bypass


    The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a public advisory meeting Wednesday at the Spring Lake District Library regarding the section of the new M-231 project that will cross the Grand River just west of 120th Avenue in Robinson and Crockery townships. Work on the new road approaching the future bridge begins later this year.

    A major M-DOT project, M-231 will include a new two-lane road and bridges over the Grand River, Little Robinson Creek and North Cedar Drive in Ottawa County.

    The public will hear specific details and can provide feedback regarding “aesthetic treatment options,” according to MDOT. Maps of the project also will be presented.

    The meeting will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, located at 123 E. Exchange St.

    In April, the Federal Highway Administration finally issued a decision approving a new trunkline route around Grand Haven to remedy the longtime Holland/Grand Haven bottlenecks on U.S. 31.

    Designated M-231, it will run north from M-45, crossing a major new bridge over the Grand River a few miles upstream from Grand Haven, and connect on the north end with I-96 near the existing Nunica/Spring Lake exit.

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