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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 25, 2014

Want to navigate Mt. Pleasant? Follow the detour signs

Jun 24, 2013
Photo by: Brooks Taylor Signs like this are popping up all over Mt. Pleasant as the Grand Avenue reconstruction project hits high gear.

The best advice for travel in the eastern part of Mt. Pleasant in the weeks ahead is to follow the signs.

Warner Engineering is forecasting a big week, beginning today (Mon.) at the Grand Avenue reconstruction project.

The week kicks off with the closing of Grand north from its intersection with Monroe Street. The closure also includes the Mapleleaf Drive intersection with Grand.

Mapleleaf and Grand will be closed from just west of the frontage road on the east side of Grand to the east side of North Wohlleber Street. However, the Baker Street and Grand intersection was opened Friday, giving motorists east-west passage across Grand.

Until further notice, all semi traffic should use the East Winfield Avenue to Iris Street intersection, or travel west on Winfield Avenue to Broadway when entering Mt. Pleasant from the north on Grand.

All semi traffic entering Mt. Pleasant on Washington Street from the east should turn right onto Iris Street and travel north on Iris to Winfield Avenue and continuing on Winfield Avenue to Grand.

For semis entering Mt. Pleasant from the west on Washington Street, they should turn left on Jefferson Street, continue on Broadway Street to Winfield Avenue and then turn east on Winfield Avenue to Grand.

The frontage road on the east side of Grand will remain open to traffic for north- and southbound traffic. There will be interruptions Wednesday and Thursday on the frontage road north of Baker while Mike Nelson Concrete pours mainline on Grand from north of Baker to Winfield Avenue. The Baker and Grand, and Winfield Avenue and Grand intersections will remain open to traffic.

All factories and businesses east of Grand should alert all of their delivery or shipment vendors of the closures. All semi traffic urged to stay out of the work area. Warner said it would be appreciated if semi traffic on Mapleleaf proceed no farther west than Harvey Road with exceptions of deliveries to the businesses on the east side of the frontage road.

The Mapleleaf-Grand intersection will reopen by July 3 with temporary surfacing to east- and westbound traffic.

During that time, crews will continue working on Grand from the railroad overpass to the south side of Mapleleaf, installing storm sewer and grading for paving.

 

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