• Robert Lathers

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Re-Opens Cutler Road

County, Township and City officials were on hand today to officially dedicate the re-opening of Cutler Road following the Michigan Department of Transportation’s $3.8 Million bridge replacement over I-96 and the collaborative partnership between Danby and Portland Townships to pave the Road from Grand River to the new bridge. The two townships contributed a total of $217,000 for the re-paving project. Paul Spitzley, Ionia County Road Department Engineer provided opening remarks which highlighted the project’s history and noted that it included 16 sub-contractors including C & L Excavating of Ionia and Davis Construction of Mullikin. Scott Miller of Davis Construction, which actually built the bridge, was on hand to assist with the ribbon cutting today. Dan Platte, Danby Township Supervisor, and Chris Jensen, Portland Township Supervisor, both provided compliments to the subcontractors, Davis Construction, and to their respective Township Boards as well as to Spitzley who provided oversight to the project. 800 cars a day use Cutler Road. It is a major route that connects local farmers, residents and other businesses to the city of Portland. Tutt Gorman, Portland City Manager, offered closing comments at today’s events by thanking township officials and the Ionia County Road Department for a job well done.

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