The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning reconstruction for US-131 and I-96 in Kent County over the next 20 years.

On March 12, MDOT will hold a public meeting to discuss future changes.

MDOT is looking at transportation issues, environmental concerns, and funding.

Currently, MDOT is performing a Planning and Environmental Linkages Study on US-131 between 100th Street and M-57, and on I-96 between Fruit Ridge Avenue and Leonard Street.

This study will evaluate preservation, operational and capacity options, and identify areas for future consideration and further analysis.

The public is welcome to attend and comment at the open house at Walker Fire Station #3 at 1470 3 Mile Road NW. The open house is from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on March 12.

This is MDOT's second public meeting to discuss US-131 and I-96 in Kent County.

More meetings will be held as the study moves forward.