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Road work on Lake Michigan Drive to be discussed on April 22

Road construction season is getting busier and the headaches that come with it are getting more frequent.

One upcoming project involves work on Lake Michigan Drive.

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MDOT explains why pothole patches don’t work better [Video]

After a harsh winter Michigan's roads remain full of potholes.

Repair crews are working to fill the potholes, but the fixes don't last.

Why not?

MDOT explains.

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MDOT considers protected intersections for bicyclists – Is it good idea for Grand Rapids? [Video/Poll]

Protected bike lanes and intersections are gaining popularity across the country and the Michigan Department of Transportation has noticed.

Many bicyclists love them, while some think the concept needs work.

Would protected bike intersections be a good fit in Grand Rapids?

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Now That Winter’s Over (Almost), Prepare For the Next Season In Michigan: Road Construction

As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Michigan: winter and road construction.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a comprehensive list of where the orange barrels will be blooming this spring and summer in the Grand Rapids area.

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MDOT to discuss future of US-131 and I-96 on March 12

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.

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MDOT Wants To Know – What Do You Think Of Centerline Rumble Strips On Two-Lane Roads?

How many times have you been startled by driving over a highway rumble strip?

Are rumble strips helpful?

Should Michigan have more rumble strips?

The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to know what you think about rumble strips.

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Leonard Street Closed Through August 26

Prepare for another detour.

Part of Leonard Street is closed through August 26.

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Memorial Day Weekend Lane And Road Closures In Michigan – 2013

Memorial Day weekend provides a great opportunity to travel and spend some time away from home...but getting there can be a challenge.

Many road constructions projects are opening up lanes or being put on hold this weekend, but not all.

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Heading North From Grand Rapids This Weekend? Expect Slowdowns.

Construction projects are all around West Michigan. It's just the beginning of a long summer of slowdowns.

If you're heading north this weekend, there's at least one construction zone to consider avoiding.

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Major Construction Project On 131 In Grand Rapids Begins April 15

Tax day headaches are going to turn into migraines for some West Michigan commuters.

A major construction project begins on 131 in Grand Rapids on April 15.

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Should The S-Curve In Grand Rapids Be Taken Down? [Poll]

Over 100,000 vehicles use the S-Curve every day in Grand Rapids, but one group would like to see that change.

The group is recommending that the S-Curve be removed to help the growth of downtown Grand Rapids.

Should the S-Curve be taken down?

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Michigan Department Of Transportation Making Plans Through 2035

It's no secret that Michigan roads need some work.  But budgets are limited and time is short.  And what about rail and other mass transit?  Where and how do we prioritize future transportation projects in Michigan?

MDOT is searching for the answers and wants your input.

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