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My Town Walker: Crews try to squeak in work on busy corridor before snow starts
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My Town Walker: Crews try to squeak in work on busy corridor before snow starts

WALKER, Mich.—A busy corridor that’s difficult to drive during holiday shopping season is about to become even more troublesome to travel.

Crews with the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin traffic signal work at Alpine Avenue (M-37) at 3 Mile Road Monday, which means lane closures for drivers.  One lane of 3 Mile Road will be closed from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily; double lane closures on northbound and southbound Alpine Avenue will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., meaning a single lane will be open in each direction overnight. The lane closures are expected to last through Thursday; however, the work is weather dependent.

John Richard with MDOT says crews will be switching the traffic signals from a diagonal cable to foundation poles, to fall in line with the appearance of other traffic signals within the city of Walker.  The work is part of the $2.2 million Alpine Avenue resurfacing project, which began earlier in fall.  The project’s cost is covered by Michigan's Roads Risk and Reserve Fund.

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