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    Reconstruction (Burton to Cottage Grove)
    Resurfacing (Cottage Grove to Hall)

    Project Summary
    This project reconstructed Jefferson from Burton to Cottage Grove, including a new water main and sanitary sewer, and resurfaced Jefferson from Cottage Grove to Hall. Work also included upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and installing porous pavement in the parking lanes to soak stormwater into the ground. Advisory bike lanes were also included in this project. (See additional information on advisory bike lanes below.)



    Advisory Bike Lanes
    Advisory bike lanes will be installed as a part of this project. Advisory bike lanes look like regular bike lanes, except they have a dashed, not solid, line separating them from the driving lane. Streets with advisory bike lanes function the same way most residential streets do, except they have pavement markings to illustrate the spaces for vehicles and bicycles. Advisory bike lanes are suitable on low-volume roads like Jefferson Avenue and provide flexibility when the roadway width is limited.
    • For people driving: Travel in the lane between the dashed lines. When you meet an oncoming driver, check for, and yield to, people cycling in the lane; then, merge into the bike lane, pass the oncoming vehicle, and merge back into the center travel lane. 
    • For people cycling: Travel in the advisory bike lane. Be prepared for vehicles to enter the bike lane and do not assume the person driving sees you. 

    ​Engagement History
    Construction Preparation Meeting
    03-31-16 at 6:00 p.m.
    Hope Academy of West Michigan
    240 Brown Street SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Concept Design Meeting
    03-16-15 at 6 p.m.
    Korean Christian Reformed Church
    1970 Jefferson Avenue SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Contact Information 
    311 or 616-456-3000