It’s about time! Fox17 is reporting that Michigan Street in Downtown Grand Rapids could start getting fixed as early as next week!

If you’ve driven along Michigan Street, you’ve probably noticed it’s one of the WORST streets in West Michigan, well unless you’re also talking about 131 or M-6, but for the Van Andel Institute and all the medical centers to be located on Michigan, it’s surprising how bad of shape the road is in.

According to Fox17, the city is looking over a construction contract that will rebuild and add some new features to Michigan between Monroe and Ionia Avenue.  We’re talking rebuilding the horribly deteriorating road as well as new landscaping, improved sidewalk ramps at the intersections, and new street lights.  It's expected that city officials will approve the contract as early as next week.

This would be the first of a series of improvements in that area according to the Fox17 story; all a part of the Vital Streets and GR Forward Plan.