Contact Us
roads

roads

alanson swing bridge
Home
[

This is the Smallest Swing Bridge in the World – And it’s in Michigan

Swing bridges aren't particularly common. They swing open and closed to allow boat traffic to pass. The smallest one in operation anywhere in the world is in Michigan.

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News Tags: ,
spot farthest away from interstate highway
Wander Dano/YouTube
[

There is No Spot in America Further from an Interstate Highway than Copper Harbor, Michigan

The Interstate Highway System connects the continental United States from coast to coast east to west and north to south. And this spot in Michigan is as far as you can get from an Interstate.

Read More

Michigan Trunklines
Eric Meier Collection
[

Why Are Some Michigan Roads Known as ‘Trunk Lines?’

Numbered highways in Michigan are officially known as 'Trunk Lines.' How did they gain that silly name what exactly does it mean?

Read More

Category: Grand Rapids News Tags: ,
Snow plow on the road
Purestock, ThinkStock
[

A Group of Anarchists is Fixing Portland’s Pothole Problem

Instead of waiting for PBoT to get to the potholes, a group of local anarchists (yes, anarchists!) is taking matters into their own hands and patching the holes themselves!

Read More

WZZM-13
WZZM-13
[

Crumbling Concrete on M-6 Will Be Fixed this Year

If M-6 is your daily route, some good news!

Since the concrete is starting to crumble at a faster rate than anticipated, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced on Friday that they would start construction on it later this year, according to WZZM-13...

Read More

Google Earth
Google Earth
[

The S-Curve’s Anti-Icing System To Be Retired After Winter Has Ended

Did you know that the S-Curve on US-131 has an anti-icing system built into the bridge?  I didn't, so it was a double shock for me when the Michigan Department of Transportation announced that this winter will be the last time that it will run...

Read More

474185731
amanalang/Thinkstock
[

Michigan Highways to Increase Speed Limits to 75

Governor Snyder signed a bill today to allow Michigan highway speed limits to increase to 75 miles per hour! The bill requires Michigan DOT to raise the speed limit on 600 miles of freeways if a study shows it's safe.

Does this mean that the new limits are all now instantly 75?

Read More

fisher freeway detroit
Google Maps Street View
[

Surprise, the Mackinac Bridge is Not the Largest Bridge in Michigan – This is

The Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas is the state's most iconic bridge and without question the longest, but it's not the largest.

Read More

Parking Meter Urban
Carl Zoch, ThinkStock
[

List of Roads Closed and Parking Meters Unavailable During Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts is Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 in downtown Grand Rapids.

Thousands will enjoy music, food and the arts this weekend, but Festival also brings multiple road closings in Grand Rapids.

See when and where roads will be closed and parking will be restricted this weekend in Grand Rapids.

Read More

hqdefault10
[

Why Michigan Roads Suck – Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

Today on Segment 16, the guys explore a news story that's been investigating why our roads fall apart so quickly. WZZM conducted a study over four months to discover why so many of Michigan's roads are falling apart in half the time they should!

Read More

hqdefault10
[

Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 – Michigan Speed Limits [Video]

From our partners over at WZZM, there's a proposal to raise the speed limit in some parts of Michigan from 70, to either 75 or 80! Is this safe, is this reasonable? Does this mean you will be able to hit the S-curve at 90 soon?

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgrd.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.