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M-343 project in Kalamazoo County set to start in March, including G Avenue roundabout
- The $4.1 million investment includes rebuilding the M-343 (Gull Road) intersections at G Avenue, 27th Street and 28th Street.
- Work is expected to begin March 22 and be open to traffic by Aug. 1.
- The project and detours are explained in an MDOT YouTube video.
February 26, 2021 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation will be rebuilding the M-343 (Gull Road) intersections with G Avenue, 27th Street and 28th Street in Richland and Comstock townships, Kalamazoo County, beginning March 22.
The $4.1 million investment will be built in two stages, starting with realigning the M-343/28th Street intersection to improve safety for motorists by improving sightlines for approaching traffic. The intersection also will have a dedicated left-turn lane on M-343 at 28th Street.
During this work, there will be one lane of M-343 open in each direction and 28th Street traffic will be detoured on G Avenue, Sprinkle Road, DE Avenue, 26th Street, and D Avenue.
Work to build the roundabout at the M-343/G Avenue intersection and to rebuild the M-343/27th Street intersection is anticipated to start on May 8.
The M-343/G Avenue roundabout will improve safety and efficiency by slowing traffic speeds and reducing congestion at peak travel times. The realignment of 27th Street also will improve safety and access to M-343.
The new roundabout and 27th Street intersection are expected to be open to traffic by Aug. 1. Throughout work, one lane of M-343 will remain open in each direction. There will be local detours for G Avenue and 27th Street traffic during the project. G Avenue traffic will be detoured on Sprinkle Road, East Main Street and North 33rd Street.