By: Pete Tabberer
A massive construction project has begun on Plainfield Ave through the heart of the Creston business district. The project, which began on June 11 and is scheduled for completion on Au-gust 25, involves resurfacing from Leonard to Ann, utility improve-ments and the eagerly awaited bio-retention islands.
The seven bio-retention islands are being installed thanks to our local business community. Creston businesses spearheaded an effort to raise over $128,000 to match a grant from the Michigan Depart-ment of Transportation.
The islands will beautify the ar-ea, increase pedestrian and traffic safety and help protect the envi-ronment by filtering stormwater. The bio-retention islands are the first of their kind to be installed in Grand Rapids.