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Gas prices more than $3.00 per gallon again

Gas prices more than $3.00 per gallon again

Drivers who filled their tanks up with gas during this morning’s rush hour got a rude awakening.  Unleaded gasoline in the Forest Hills area was $3.05 per gallon at the Marathon and Forest Hills gas stations at the corner of Cascade Road SE and Forest Hills Avenue SE.  On the other side of the metro area in Walker, unleaded gas was selling for $3.03 at Speedway at the corner of Alpine Avenue NW and 3 mile Road NW.

Gas prices are going up along the the cost of crude oil.  An analyst with The Gas Game believes higher wholesale prices and a rising Dow could push prices up to $3.09.

M-21 construction between Lowell and Ada moving along

Ada Twp. (WZZM) Construction crews have started digging up the old concrete on M-21 over the Grand River in Ada Township.

Initially MDOT planned on closing the bridge completely during construction but after many community meetings, MDOT determined crews could get the job done by closing one lane at a time in both directions.

For people traveling from Lowell toward Ada the work has created some back-ups in the morning headed West.  During the drive home in the evening traffic has been backed up from the construction project to the main gates at Amway.

Funding for the project came from $47-million dollars the state received in federal stimulus dollars.

M-21 bridge traffic to be maintained during replacement project


Following many months of planning, stakeholder engagement and engineering design activity, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced the schedule for the $13 million bridge replacement project along M-21 (Fulton Street) crossing the Grand River in Ada Township. Work includes removing and replacing the M-21 bridge over the Grand River, constructing a nonmotorized path, and 1.5 miles of resurfacing and concrete repairs.

To maintain one lane of traffic in each direction throughout the project, crews began preliminary work this week to construct a temporary bridge over the Grand River. In March, the second stage will begin as traffic is shifted to the temporary bridge while the existing bridge is replaced. During that time, southbound Pettis Avenue traffic wanting to turn left onto eastbound M-21 will be detoured east on Vergennes Street, then south on Alden Nash Avenue to M-21.

MDOT to hold open house to discuss M-21 bridge construction


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an open house-style meeting to provide an overview of the M-21 (Fulton Street) bridge replacement project over the Grand River in   Ada Township. Interested parties will have the opportunity to learn details and ask questions about upcoming construction.

Scheduled for construction in 2011, the project will reconstruct the M-21 bridge over the Grand River in Ada Township. MDOT has been working with township officials, residents and businesses to find the most effective way to safely maintain traffic through Ada Township during construction. This marks the first reconstruction of this bridge since it was built in 1957.

When: Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Where:Community Reformed Church, 7239 Thornapple River Drive, Ada
Special accommodations: 616-464-1800

M-21 Bridge Construction Update

From: Ada Township Online

Bid opening for the project is scheduled for Friday, September 24.

On October 4, 7:00 pm, at The Community Church, MDOT representatives will hold another public information meeting to provide up-to-date information on the project details and schedule.

Work on the project should begin on or about October 11.

Cascade Road Turn Lane Added

The village of Cascade has completed the turn lane on Cascade Road SE between Laraway Lake Drive SE and Burton Street SE.  The turn lane allows residents of the Cascade Lakes development and parishioners of nearby Thornapple Evangelical Covenant Church to turn into their properties safely by using the additional lane.