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East Beltline construction causing traffic backups

East Beltline construction causing traffic backups

Lane closures on East Beltline Avenue are causing traffic backups in both directions.  Four miles of the road between I-96 and Lake Eastbrook Boulevard have been under construction since late May.  Crews are repairing concrete joints and upgrading sidewalks with American Disability Act compliant ramps.

The photograph in this article shows the traffic backup today (Saturday) in the southbound lanes.  Construction work is also forcing traffic into one lane in the other direction.  Lanes are closed 9 am to 3 pm and 8 pm to 6 am on weekdays. During the weekends, expect lanes to be closed from 8 pm on Fridays until 6 am on Mondays.

The project is expected to be completed in mid-August.

Congresswoman announces hours to meet residents


State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, will host in-district office hours for residents to meet with her locally.

Lyons will be at Ada Township Hall on Tuesday, August 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. The Ada Township Hall is located at 7330 Thornapple River Drive in Ada.

No appointment is necessary. Residents are welcome to discuss issues and share concerns and ideas with the lawmaker. Those unable to meet Lyons during the in-district hours may contact her Lansing office by calling toll free (855) 596-6786 or by emailing her at lisalyons@house.mi.gov.




28th Street construction project will begin Monday

28th Street construction project will begin Monday

CASCADE, MI - If you have ever driven the stretch of 28th Street SE in Cascade between I-96 and Kraft Avenue, you probably have noticed the turn lane for the Meijer store is in terrible shape.  Something is finally going to be done to fix the pavement.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is replacing existing concrete pavement from the westbound I-96 ramps to Kraft Avenue.  The project is expected to cost $417,200 with 82% covered by Federal STP Urban Funds, capped at $326,964, and the rest by the Kent County Road Commission, estimated at $90,236.  Cascade Township is planning to spend nearly $28,000 for landscaping the 250-foot boulevard on this stretch of 28th Street. 

Signs are already up on 28th Street SE warning drivers that lanes will be closed from the I-96 ramps to Kraft Avenue beginning on July 25.

Ada street and sewer construction project delayed

Ada street and sewer construction project delayed

ADA, MI – The Ada Drive and Rix Street construction project has been delayed.  The new schedule calls for sewer installation on Ada Drive and the closure of Rix Street between July 18th and approximately July 29th.

The scheduled sewer installation work on Ada Drive in the Village, between the railroad viaduct and 5/3 Bank, will begin approximately August 1st and be completed by approximately August 13th.

The schedule for repaving Ada Drive between Fox Hollow and Thornapple River Drive will take approximately 5 weeks, with completion anticipated by August 26th.

Source:  Ada Township Web Site

Cascade is offering unique way to honor people

Cascade is offering unique way to honor people

CASCADE, MI - Residents are now able to purchase a park bench to be placed in various locations in both Peace Park (Bolt & Grand River area) and Burton Park (Burton & Cascade area).  The six-foot long benches will be placed in the next few months and will have a name-plate attached to them letting visitors know who the bench honors.  The cost for a bench (with marker) is $500.00.

If you are interested, please call the Township Office (949-1500) to make your reservation.  The first benches should arrive in Mid July.

Source:  Bill Cousins, Cascade Township Web Site

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

ADA, MI - Approximately 400 bicyclists will be enjoying part of Ada Township’s non-motorized trail network this week, as part of the 20th annual Michigander Bicycle Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. After staying overnight at the County fairgrounds in Lowell on Tuesday, July 19, tour riders will be riding west on Bailey Drive into Ada Township on Wednesday morning, where riders will use the Township trails on McCabe Ave., Conservation St. and Honey Creek Ave., on their way to the City of Rockford and ending that day in Ravenna.

Ada road and utility construction schedule revised

Ada road and utility construction schedule revised

ADA, MI -  Ada Township and the Kent County Road Commission will be completing three major road and

utility construction projects this summer, on Ada Drive and Bronson St. Completion of all 3

projects in one season in a coordinated manner results in efficiencies and cost savings, and will

reduce the overall level of disruption and inconvenience in comparison to spreading the projects

over two construction seasons.


Ada Township officials and staff are mindful of the need to complete these projects in a manner

that minimizes adverse impacts on the general public and business community. However, these

projects will result in some unavoidable inconvenience and disruption at various times through

the summer.


The projects being completed this summer include the following: