HUDSONVILLE — The Michigan Department of Transportation will oversee $3.7 million in improvements on nearly four miles of Chicago Drive from Hudsonville to Jenison in OttawaCounty. Work will begin today and continue through the end of July.
"We realize this is a major route for commuters traveling between Holland, Hudsonville and Grand Rapids," said Roger Safford, MDOT Grand Region engineer. "We will try to avoid peak-hour lane closures in an effort to reduce the impact on those motorists."
At least one traffic lane will be maintained in each direction at all times, according to MDOT. To reduce delays, there will be minimal eastbound lane closures during peak morning travel periods and minimal westbound lane closures during peak evening travel periods.
MDOT will also begin improvements April 23 on Rivertown Parkway/44th Street from Potomac Avenue to Spartan Industrial Drive in Grandville. Indirect left turns will be constructed at the intersection of Ivanrest Avenue and 44th Street to improve safety and traffic flow. The 44th Street median will be widened through the Ivanrest and X-Rite/Macatawa intersections by realigning eastbound lanes. In addition, eastbound 44th Street will be widened to three lanes between X-Rite Drive and Spartan Industrial Drive. Work will continue through mid-August.
During construction, there will be lane closures on Rivertown Parkway/44th Street and Ivanrest Avenue. There will be intermittent turn restrictions at the Ivanrest Avenue and Spartan Industrial Drive intersections during construction. There will be no access to X-Rite Drive and Macatawa Drive from 44th Street during construction; access to those areas will be permitted from Ivanrest Avenue only.