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Salt Prices Up Nearly 50% as Winter Nears

There are many opinions on what lies ahead this winter for West Michigan, but we do know that road salt will cost a lot more for Michigan road agencies battling the snow and ice.

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MDOT Suspends Most Road Projects for Labor Day Weekend

To make travel easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift most road restrictions over Labor Day weekend, with 126 of 156 construction projects having lane restrictions lifted for the weekend.

See which projects will remain active.

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MDOT Reports Bicycling Adds $39.1 Million to Grand Rapids Economy

The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a report which says that bicycling adds $668 million per year to Michigan's economy.

$39.1 million of that is generated within the city limits of Grand Rapids.

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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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Total Closure on 131 in Mecosta County from August 9 – 14

Traveling north during the summer in Michigan is hard enough, but it's about to get even more difficult.

There will be a total closure on northbound US-131 in Mecosta County from August 9 - 14.

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Fulton Street Bridge Closed For Construction in Downtown Grand Rapids Until Late August

It seems you can't get anywhere in Grand Rapids these days without running into some kind of construction. On Monday afternoon, things got even more complicated at MDOT shut down the Fulton Street bridge for construction. It will remained closed until Aug. 25. 

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MDOT Suspending Road Projects Over Independence Day Weekend

AAA Michigan says 1.4 million people will be hitting Michigan's roads over the holiday weekend.

Many of MDOT's projects will be suspended to allow for easier travel.

See which lanes will be opened and make plans for safe traveling this weekend.

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Big Construction Project on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids Starts July 7

Your commute may become a bit more challenging after the holiday weekend.

A major construction project on U.S. 131 through downtown Grand Rapids begins on Monday, July 7.

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Michigan Memorial Day Weekend Road Construction – 2014

The roads will be packed over Memorial Day weekend in Michigan.

Many lanes which have been closed will reopen for the holiday weekend.

Some lanes will not open.

Check the list of Memorial Day weekend construction projects in Michigan before you go and make your trip a little smoother.

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Lake Michigan Drive Lane Closures Through May 22

The comfort of warm weather comes with a cost in West Michigan.

More construction projects.

Lane closures have begun for a big project on Lake Michigan Drive.

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Road work on Lake Michigan Drive to be discussed on April 22

Road construction season is getting busier and the headaches that come with it are getting more frequent.

One upcoming project involves work on Lake Michigan Drive.

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MDOT explains why pothole patches don’t work better [Video]

After a harsh winter Michigan's roads remain full of potholes.

Repair crews are working to fill the potholes, but the fixes don't last.

Why not?

MDOT explains.

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