The construction work around West Michigan has been popping up just as quickly as the flowers in our yards.

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If you've had to travel around the area at all over the last few weeks, it's likely your commute has been met with frustrating traffic, and a headache from trying to find a way around. And now, it looks like the first of one of the Summer's most frustrating projects is now going to be lasting longer than expected.

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The closure on northbound US-131 at 28th Street has been extended by a week. While this won't make a huge difference on the project, it just means another week of trying to drive around it. Now, according to MDOT, the closure will last until April 27.

Here’s a quick rundown of what else is happening in the construction zone:

  1. Extended Double Lane Closure: Starting April 16, there will be a double lane closure on northbound US-131. The left two lanes will be closed, but the right lane will remain open. This closure now stretches all the way to I-196.
  2. Ramp Closures:
    • Hall Street: Ramp closures here will end on April 16.
    • Wealthy Street: Both the exit and entrance ramps will be closed from April 16 through April 27.
    • Market Avenue: The on-ramp closure here continues through April 27.
    • Pearl Street: The exit ramp closure will end at 6 a.m. on April 16, and the entrance ramp closure will run from April 16 to April 19.

As a friendly reminder, this is the map of the workaround they suggest to avoid this traffic as it now extends further into the summer:

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Keep these dates in mind if you’re traveling in the area! Stay safe and plan your routes accordingly.

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