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Two Telegraph intersections closed Saturday

As part of the ongoing Telegraph road construction project, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be working on the Square Lake Road and Telegraph and Hickory Grove and Telegraph intersections on Saturday, June 8.

Both intersections will be closed that day, beginning at 5 a.m., with major lane closures taking place, and the roads will remain closed until the projects are complete.

MDOT advises that Hickory Grove Road will be closed at Telegraph Road. Traffic traveling westbound on Hickory Grove Road will be directed north on Telegraph Road, through the first available turn around, then south on Telegraph Road and then continuing on westbound Hickory Grove Road. Likewise, traffic traveling eastbound on Hickory Grove Road will be directed south on Telegraph Road, through the first available turn around, then north on Telegraph Road and continuing on eastbound Hickory Grove Road. Telegraph Road will have at least one lane open in both directions.

Square Lake Road through Telegraph Road will be also be closed. The work in the intersection will be conducted in phases. Square Lake Road and Telegraph Road will be reduced to one lane in all directions to complete the work. Westbound Square Lake Road will be closed at Franklin Road during the first phase. Westbound traffic will be directed south on to Franklin Road, to northbound Telegraph Road, through the second turnaround and then continue westbound on Square Lake.

Eastbound traffic will be directed south on Telegraph Road, through the nearest turnaround onto northbound Telegraph Road to Franklin Road and then continuing eastbound on Square Lake Road.

The second phase includes directing traffic on Square Lake Road either northbound or southbound onto Telegraph Road. Drivers can then use an available turnaround to head back towards Square Lake Road. Traffic will not be allowed through the Square Lake Road and Telegraph Road intersection and both roads will have only one lane in each direction open at times.

MDOT asks drivers to plan accordingly to allow for extra time if you have to drive through this area, obey all traffic signals and traffic control signs, and take care when driving through construction zones.

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