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Road Construction Catch-Up: New Lane Closures

Posted at 7:02 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 07:44:11-04
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The flooding story has been a big distraction, but the Michigan Department of Transportation and county road commissions have managed to keep focused on planned road repairs.

New lane closures and construction closings have popped up this week. Here’s a review:

US-131 north of I-196:

  • Left lane northbound closed at I-196, with two lanes instead of three to Ann Street
  • Traffic shifts from the right side of the northbound lanes to the left side just south of Leonard Street (watch for confused drivers and slowdowns, especially in the afternoon commute)
  • Ramp from Leonard Street to northbound US-131 closed through September
04-23-13 MDOT 131NB Leonard const crew

MDOT Cam view of northbound US-131 at Leonard Street

I-196 at Market Avenue and the Grand River:

  • Westbound, the left lane will close Tuesday night and will remain closed through Monday, April 29
  • Eastbound, the left lane will be closed only at night through the end of the week
  • All ramps to and from Market Avenue are closed due to flooding
  • Map

US-131 at Morley

  • One lane closed northbound and southbound on the bridge over the Little Muskegon River just south of the Morley exit due to bridge repairs through the end of May.
  • Map

I-96/US-31 in Muskegon/Norton Shores

  • Freeway lighting is being added to the interchange
  • Left lane closed round the clock on westbound I-96 from Hile Road and Seaway Drive/Business US-31 to Airport Road
  • Left lane closed at night on US-31 northbound and southbound between Hile Road and Shettler Road
  • Map

57th Street, Allegan County

  • 57th Street closed south of Fennville between 122nd Avenue and 118th Avenue through May 31
  • To culverts are being replaced