8 road closures that could affect travel this week in Michigan

Get ready for more orange construction cones this week in Michigan.

The Department of Transportation’s construction schedule includes more than 130 additional road, lane and ramp closures starting this week, between Monday, October 23 and Saturday, October 28. There are also many ongoing projects and repairs that will not require any reduction in traffic.

Some of the new projects this week include work on I-94 in Macomb County and I-96 in Kent County. Other closures include segments of US 127 in Ingham County, US 131 in St. Joseph County and I-94 in Kalamazoo County.

Below is a summary of some upcoming closings to watch out for this week. All projects are weather dependent, and state officials are reminding drivers to slow down and follow posted signs in work zones.

For a full schedule of upcoming roadworks visit the MDoT online map here.

I-94 in Macomb County

Eastbound I-94 will have one lane open each evening this week between Little Mack Avenue and M-59. Evening closures are planned between 7pm and 6am until Saturday.

In addition, overnight work between 23 Mile Road (M-29) and Cotton Road will require westbound lane closures Tuesday through Thursday. Only one lane will be open in this area during overnight operations and there will be intermittent ramp closures at 23 Mile Road.

I-96 in Kent County

Grand Rapids will close some lanes early this week on I-96. The work zone includes both directions of the freeway between Cascade Road and 28th Street (M-11).

Westbound lane closures will be in effect between 7am and 2pm on Monday and Tuesday, while eastbound lanes will require lane closures from 9am to 5pm on the same days.

Burton Street will remain closed over the motorway until mid-December. Traffic is being detoured using Patterson Avenue, 28th Street and Kraft Avenue.

US 127 in Ingham County

Construction will close one lane of southbound US 127 for a period of time this week. The area from M-43 to Jolly Road is scheduled for intermittent single lane closures from 6am Monday to 4pm Friday.

US 131 in St. Joseph County

A section of US 131 is scheduled for a one-lane closure starting Monday and lasting for several weeks in November. The maintenance work is the reason for the closure between Gleason Road and Withers Road.

Not far to the north, a single lane closure from the spring continues between U Avenue and M-60. This work is expected to be completed on November 30.

US 12 in Wayne County

Construction on Michigan Avenue (US 12) in Wayne County is expected to affect travel starting Monday. The two right lanes of Evergreen will be closed for permit issuance beginning at 7 a.m

Additionally, both directions will have one lane closed at Saint James, Wyoming Avenue, Lonyo Street, Central Street and from I-94 to Cass Avenue.

I-94 in Wayne County

Both directions of I-94 will have a single lane closure this week between Van Dyke Street (M-53) and Iroquois Street. The left lane will be closed and there will be a shift from Monday to November 20.

I-696 in Macomb County

Traffic on I-696 may be delayed Tuesday afternoon between Ryan Road and Mound Road. The work period is from 12:00 to 15:00 and there will be a closure of one eastbound lane.

Likewise, the same area will require one lane to be closed from noon to 3pm on Wednesday.

I-94 in Kalamazoo County

A section of I-94 in Kalamazoo County will require a brief closure Wednesday, though most drivers will not be affected. The work zone is between Portage Road and Sprinkle Road. Workers will have to close the motorway at 15-minute intervals, although their work period is scheduled between midnight and 3am

Previous eastbound construction-related closures have already required one lane to close all day since late August. This work is scheduled to be completed next week.

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