Busy GR intersection to close for two weeks; city plans public meetings

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-16 20:31:08-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The intersection at Michigan and Fuller will close for two weeks in April, according to city spokesman Steve Guitar.

City engineer Mark DeClercq said the road is deteriorating and there will be a complete overhaul. Existing concrete will be replaced and sealed. He said sealant will be replaced every couple of years to maintain the road's quality. This is part of Grand Rapids Vital Streets Program.

Declercq said the city talked with affected businesses, and it was determined that the project will move much quicker with a complete shutdown. He said partial lane closures would result in a 3-month project.

Guitar said the exact construction start date has not been set yet.

To help determine this, the city planned two meetings for community input. They will take place on March 26 at the Wealthy Park Baptist Church, 2233 Michigan Street NE. The first is from 2 to 3 p.m. and the second from 6 to 7 p.m.