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Pace of road construction picks up in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties

Posted at 11:26 AM, May 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-11 11:26:05-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The number of drivers affected by road work will jump with a number of projects beginning Monday in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties. Areas affected include downtown Grand Rapids, I-196 and US-31 in Ottawa County, and US-31 and the US-31 Business Route/Seaway Drive in Muskegon.

Pearl Street, Grand Rapids

  • As Phase 1 of the Pearl Street reconstruction project begins, Pearl Street is closed at Mt. Vernon Avenue in the west side of the intersection where Pearl Street becomes Lake Michigan Drive.
  • Through May 31.
  • See detour.

I-196, Hudsonville

  • Eastbound I-196 will have a lane closure from just after the 32nd Avenue Hudsonville exit to past the 22nd Avenue bridge. Epoxy is being applied to the bridge surface at 22nd Avenue, which was repaired last year. There will be times when a lane will be closed with new crews present as the epoxy sets.
  • Through May 15.

US-31, Holland

  • Southbound US-31 will have a lane closure over Washington Avenue where last year a truck hit the bridge.
  • Washington Avenue closed under the southbound US-31 bridge.
  • Through July 25.

US-31, West Olive

  • US-31 will have lane closures at Taylor Street.
  • All lane closures will be midday and nighttime during off-peak hours.
  • Through June 30.

US-31, Muskegon County

  • Southbound US-31 will have daytime lane closures from Russell Road to Apple Avenue.
  • No nighttime lane closures.
  • Through May 15.

Seaway Drive/US-31 Business Route, Muskegon

  • Seaway Drive will have lane closures northbound and southbound between Hackley Avenue and Southern Avenue.
  • Through May 29.

Henry Street, Muskegon

  • Southbound Henry Street will be closed from Hackley Avenue to Sherman Boulevard. Northbound will be down to one lane from Sherman Boulevard to Hackley Avenue.
  • Through July 4.