40+ ticketed for skirting Michigan-Fuller construction

Construction at the intersection of Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. (April 14, 2015)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are ticketing drivers who ware trying to get around a closed intersection by cutting through parking lots.

The intersection of Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue NE has been closed since Saturday for construction. Tuesday, crews were putting down pipe and laying cement. The intersection, which is among the city’s busiest, is expected to reopen in the last week of April.

Police are cracking down on people trying to skirt the construction by driving through the parking lots of businesses along it. Already, more than 100 people have been stopped for doing it, and more than 40 of them have been ticketed.

The tickets cost drivers $170 and two points on their license.

Police say they are watching the intersection closely and that there’s a high probability that people cutting through parking lots will be caught.

There are detour routes in place to avoid the intersection.

A map of detours for the Fuller Avenue and Michigan Street construction project.
A map of detours for the Fuller Avenue and Michigan Street construction project.

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