Repaving On Plainfield Avenue and M-57 To Affect Kent County Drivers

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 06, 2013

Sign on Plainfield Avenue in 2012.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Signs have been warning drivers for several days of lane closures on Plainfield Avenue. The project begins Monday.

Resurfacing the road and ramps at I-96 is one of this year’s construction projects that will affect the most drivers. Plainfield Avenue between I-96 and M-44/Northland Drive is officially the M-44 Connector, which is why the Michigan Department of Transportation is handling the work instead of the City of Grand Rapids or Plainfield Township.


Work crews will repave Plainfield Avenue from I-96 to Airway Drive north of 5 Mile Road. The ramps to and from I-96 are also slated for repaving and other repairs.

Occasional ramp closures can be expected.

While most of the work will be at night, when one lane will be kept open in each direction, driver might encounter daytime lane closures.

Work is weather dependent and is scheduled until August 30.

Meanwhile, repaving is also scheduled to begin on 14 Mile Road M-57 on Monday. The work will mainly take place at night but will require the use of flag control of traffic.

The project will stretch from Northland Drive north of Rockford to the Montcalm County line. Work will continue until July 19. (Map)