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28th Street construction in Grand Rapids, $10 million project

July 3, 2013 by Steven M. Gursten

Grand Rapids recently started major construction on 28th Street. It’s not just any street; 28th Street is the city’s, and one of West Michigan’s, busiest roads.

With summer rush and July 4th holiday trips upon us, it’s a good time to review the law with construction zones and what this huge construction project will do with road travel in and around Grand Rapids.

Many of our clients are from Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities.  In fact, Michigan Auto Law has a convenient local law office right in Grand Rapids to better serve our clients. That means our lawyers are going to get stuck in this just like everyone else.

The project is slated to cost nearly $10 million, and is scheduled for completion in November.

Because just about anyone who lives in, works in, or visits Grand Rapids will be impacted by this major construction project, you will want to tune in from time to time to get updated scheduled lane closures and adjustments.

And because construction road accidents are unfortunately so common, here’s a reminder on what our  traffic safety laws are that apply if you cause a car accident or injure a worker in a construction zone:

  • Doubled fines,
  • Increased points on your license,
  • Increased insurance rates,
  • Jails and fines.

For more information, you can read about the Michigan work zone construction law and what happens if you break it.

Please be aware, patient, and careful when driving on 28th Street in Grand Rapids this summer, and always when driving in work zones.

Remember as construction season is upon us, the speed limit is lower in construction zones: Motorists are required to reduce speed to 45 miles per hour in any freeway work zone where workers are present, unless a concrete barrier wall exists between the workers and the vehicles.

Related information:

The most dangerous intersections in Grand Rapids (Hint: 28th street makes the list six times!)

Safety tips for driving through construction zones

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