How to get around Chicago Dr. closure in Jenison

Georgetown Township, Chicago Drive
Chicago Drive closed under I-196 in Jenison for construction. (May 21, 2017)

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A construction headache in Georgetown Township is going to last longer for drivers.

Officials have extended the Chicago Drive closure through Wednesday at 3 p.m. However, since work is weather dependent, that closure could last longer.

Friday, all lanes of Chicago Drive (M-121) between Main Street and the ramps to eastbound I-196 in Jenison were shut down, according to a post on the township Facebook page.


  • Drivers headed west should detour south on Canal Avenue, then turn west onto 36th Street, then follow Tyler Street and Cottonwood Drive back to Chicago Drive.
  • Drivers headed east should turn south on Main Street and follow the road to Kenowa Avenue. They can then turn east on 36th and then north to take Canal to Chicago Drive.
  • Drivers looking to get onto westbound I-196 should go south on Cottonwood and follow it to Tyler, then turn south on Kenowa and then east onto 44th Street, where they can enter a westbound ramp.

The ramp from westbound I-196 to westbound Chicago Drive was shut down Thursday and will stay that way for about two weeks. You can detour by getting off the highway at Baldwin Street, which you can take to Main and then turn onto Chicago Drive.

The closures are in effect as crews work on sanitary sewer lines.