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Creston Car Show rolls into town September 7

Creston Car Show rolls into town September 7

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A portion of Plainfield Avenue will be free of traffic September 7, as the Creston Car Show rolls back into town for its ninth year.

The event, organized by the Creston Business Association, is free and open to the community.  Visitors are invited to walk down Plainfield Avenue NE and check out a variety of vehicles, including classic, hot rod, antique, muscle and rare models.  Kid-friendly activities will also be available, including Air Hoops.

Ned Rouse will provide a free performance and Red Jet Café will serve up pies for their annual pie eating contest.

The Creston Car Show kicks off at 11 a.m. at 1560 Plainfield Ave. NE.  The event will close out at 3 p.m. with a cruise to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Proceeds from the Creston Car Show will go to local charities.

Safety upgrades slated near Riverside Park

Safety upgrades slated near Riverside Park

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A busy road that’s concerned neighbors for years is getting an upgrade.

The Creston Neighborhood Association says construction crews plan to revamp two miles of Monroe Avenue NE, from Knapp Street to North Park Street later this year.  The project includes installing new sidewalks and a bike path on the west side of Monroe Avenue, along Riverside Park.  Bike lanes will also be added over North Park Bridge, providing safer access to White Pine Trail.  New street lighting and nearly 80 trees will also be added, as well as traffic circles at Knapp Street, Guild Street, 3 Mile Road and North Park Street.

The project is slated for completion in 2014.

Water main work leads to lane closures

Water main work leads to lane closures

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  Work on a water main will lead to lane closures in My Town Grand Rapids North.

A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation says crews will be working on a water main at Leonard Street at Plainfield Avenue.  Lane closures are expected to start at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 and run through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21.  For more information, visit www.Michigan.gov/mdot

Weigh in on Grand Rapids' streets June 27

Weigh in on Grand Rapids' streets June 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—What do you think about Grand Rapids’ streets?

Now is your chance to weigh in on road conditions.  The Sustainable Streets Task Force is holding a public forum Thursday, June 27 to help set final recommendations for the future of Grand Rapids’ street system.  The forum begins at 6 p.m.

Grand Rapids Spring Auction June 6

Grand Rapids Spring Auction June 6

The city of Grand Rapids will hold its 2013 Spring Auction June 6.

M&W Incorporated will auction off the city’s used vehicles and construction equipment starting at 9 a.m.  M&W Incorporated is located at 979 West River Center Dr. NE in Comstock Park.Only cash or check will be accepted. 

For pictures and descriptions of the vehicles and equipment up for auction, click here.

 

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Public meeting for Kent County road projects

Drivers may soon experience more traffic backups on a busy Kent County corridor.

The Grand Valley Metro Council wants to resurface Alpine Avenue NW, between Leonard Street and just beyond 4 Mile Road NW.  The construction proposals for 2014 to 2017 also include adding turn lanes, resconstructing and resurfacing portions of  4 mile Road  NW between Fruit Ridge Avenue NW and Alpine Avenue NW.  The Metro Council has already posted a ma