The City of Grand Rapids is working to improve the Creston Neighborhood via improvements to Plainfield Avenue. One exciting feature of the updates is the addition of seven bio-retention islands. These islands will be part of the crosswalk across Plainfield and will feature stop-and-wait space to continue crossing. We are excited for these improvements this summer.
Along with these improvements come the dreaded cones and barrels and signs that block your way. This summer Plainfield Avenue will be closed to traffic from just north of Ann Street to just north of Quimby. Here is a crudely rendered map showing the blocked portion of Plainfield (in red) and an alternate route to Palmer School (where New City Church meets) for those who are used to driving north on Plainfield.