Grand Rapids plans to remove bus lane along Medical Mile

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A lane will be removed in the heart of Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile under a new plan by the city.

Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority approved $75,000 toward the $400,000 project that would narrow Michigan Street by 12 feet between Bostwick and Barclay avenues.

The bus lane in front of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Butterworth Hospital and the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center would be removed. The intent is to make safer for pedestrian to cross Michigan Street in the Medical Mile.

The cost of the $400,000 project will be split up between the following:

  • CoGR Environmental Services: $75,000
  • CoGR Vital Streets: $100,000
  • SmartZone Authority: $75,000
  • Downtown Development Authority: $75,000
  • Spectrum Health: $75,000

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