Several construction projects slated to begin Monday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A number of new construction projects are slated to begin across West Michigan Monday.

In Montcalm County, north of Grand Rapids, the Michigan Department of Transportation says there will be only one lane open in each direction from exit 118 to exit 125. No construction work will be done on the northbound lanes on Fridays and that will apply to the southbound lanes on Sundays. The project is expected to run through Aug. 26.

Work will also begin Monday along M-44 (Belding Road) between Wolverine Boulevard and Blakely Drive. Monday traffic will be shifted to the north side of the road and one lane in each direction will be maintained.

In downtown Grand Rapids, there will be a full closure of Pearl Street from the Grand River to Monroe and Monroe to Ottawa scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday. The city is suggesting eastbound travelers take Scribner to Michigan to Monroe to Lyon to Ottawa. For westbound drivers, the city recommends taking Ottawa to Fulton to Mt. Vernon to Front Street. There is not an estimated time of completion for this project.

M-6 will have one eastbound M-6 lane closed from I-196 to Wilson Avenue starting at 9 a.m. The project will run through Thursday.

Work is also scheduled to begin on I-94 in Kalamazoo County. MDOT will be doing this project at night on eastbound I-94 between Sprinkle Road and 40th Street.

MDOT has clarified a a project on M-40 after releasing some conflicting information. Despite an initial press release saying work would begin Monday, MDOT told 24 Hour News 8 repaving on M-40 in Van Buren County from Gobles to the Allegan County line will start on May 1. During the project, there will be single lane closures under flag control. It is expected to wrap up by May 18. This is the final phase of a $1.3 million project.

***CORRECTION: Based on an earlier MDOT news release, the initial version of this story incorrectly listed the start point of the M-40 project as Bangor. This error has since been corrected.***