Northbound U.S. 131 reopens much earlier than scheduled at 28th Street

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-11 10:56:00-04

WYOMING, Mich. —  Well, that didn’t take long.  The northbound lanes of U.S. 131 were scheduled to be closed at 28th Street throughout the weekend for construction work in Wyoming.

But the project ended early.

Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Jeff Cranson tells FOX 17 the repair work on the bridges over Plaster Creek went “very smoothly” and finished early Saturday afternoon.

That’s good news for motorists who were informed the northbound lanes were going to be closed until 5 a.m. Monday. Through traffic was being advised during the closure to take westbound M-6 to eastbound Interstate 196 to bypass the construction on U.S. 131.

The southbound lanes of U.S. 131 are scheduled to be closed at Burton Street the weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, through 5 a.m. Monday, March 26.

MDOT tells FOX 17 via a Facebook message: “If we have any changes with the (southbound) closures, we’ll let everyone know. Have a great rest of your weekend!”