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M-231 bypass construction begins in Crockery Twp.

Kyle Moroney • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Construction plans include widening the road to four lanes and reconstructing the exit ramps. The Cleveland Street and Apple Drive intersection will also be reconfigured and a new westbound on-ramp on I-96 will be added, according to MDOT officials. An eastbound exit ramp on the highway is planned, but is slated for construction in 2013.

While many Tri-Cities residents have known about the scope of the construction project for some time now — with some expressing concerns with the project — the closure of 112th Avenue will mostly affect traffic in Nunica.

“I think the biggest impact will be on local travel,” Crockery Township Supervisor Leon Stille said. “Local citizens, I think, will find it challenging to get around.”

MDOT said I-96 traffic will be maintained using single-lane closures. An estimated finish date for the 112th Avenue construction is Aug. 27.

However, short-term nighttime freeway closures will be in place during weekend bridge removal. Ramps will be closed for realignment from mid-April to late August.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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