We reached out to the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) for information about the construction happening on M-21 between Lowell and Ada. Below is the current information they have from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), which is subject to change. Prior to work by MDOT, KCRC will conduct berm removal.
MDOT provided this link with information about the project.
Information from KCRC
Road: Fulton Street (M-21)
Limits: Bennett Avenue to Alden Nash Avenue
September 27 – September 29, 9 AM – 3 PM
-Lane Closures/Flagging operation
-Two-way Traffic Maintained
About: In advance of a Michigan Department of Transportation improvement project, KCRC will be conducting berm removal. Berm removal is necessary to maintain proper drainage, helping to get water off the road as quickly as possible. This is especially important during times of inclement weather to improve safe driving conditions.
Information from MDOT
M-21 (Fulton Street)
Ada and Lowell
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021
ESTIMATED END DATE:
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $1 million to improve 4.5 miles of M-21 from Bennett Street in Ada to Birmingham Road just west of Lowell. Work includes joint replacement, concrete pavement repairs and resurfacing.
During the first phase of the project, M-21 will have daytime single-lane closures from Bennett Street to Birmingham Road. These are currently scheduled for Sept. 29 and 30.
During phase 2, currently scheduled Oct. 11-14, M-21 will be closed from Bennett Street to Settlewood Drive with a detour using Pettis Avenue, Vergennes Street and Parnell Avenue.
During phase 3, currently scheduled Oct. 18-21, M-21 will be closed between Settlewood Drive and Birmingham Road with traffic detoured onto Settlewood Drive, Parnell Avenue, Vergennes Street, and Alden Nash Avenue.
This project will increase safety, improve the ride quality, and extend the service life of the roadway.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on Sept. 27 at 7:48am to include the link to information provided by MDOT.