It's construction season and despite the snow and freezing rain over the weekend, a number of construction projects have started.
Roadwork on Lakeshore Drive in Muskegon started Monday morning. The city is rebuilding nearly a mile of the road between McCracken Street and Laketon Avenue. It will cost $6 million.
The city says Lakeshore Drive will be rebuilt with concrete pavement and include new street lights, crosswalks, benches and bike racks. Businesses in the area will stay open during the construction, many say they plan on having special events and sales in attempts to continue to bring in customer despite the working going on.
The Lakeshore Drive project is slated to be done by October.
Another project started Monday morning and will impact drivers between Holland and Grand Rapids. Five miles of westbound I-196 between the two cities will be reconstructed -- which will cost $22 million.
Eastbound I-196 is closed at M-6, so drivers will need to use eastbound M-6 instead. Anyone going west on I-196 will be fine, but won't be able to exit at 32nd Street. The ramp from westbound M-6 to eastbound I-196 will also be closed.
Finally, a third project was started over the weekend and impacted drivers Monday.
In the Holland-Zeeland area, I-196 between M-40 and Byron Road will experience lane closures while crews resurface the roadway. This project will also include joint repairs and bridge approach replacement.
It is only expected to last until May 3rd.
For more information about all these projects, visit MDOT's website.
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