WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Some West Michigan drivers returning to work after the long Labor Day holiday weekend will encounter a new round of construction closures in Walker.
Starting Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation will close the eastbound I-96 off-ramp at Walker Avenue to realign the roadway. Meijer Corp., the Walkerview/FedEx group, the city of Walker and MDOT are collaborating for the $1 million project.
MDOT says crews will shift the lanes south so that it aligns with Holton Court, then install a traffic signal at the new intersection.
While the changes will cause about two months of traffic headaches for drivers heading to Meijer’s corporate offices and other nearby businesses, MDOT says the work will improve safety and ease long-term traffic congestion.