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Work has begun on the new Britain Avenue bridge, located near Benton Center Road and Britain Avenue, which is part of the overall U.S. 31 extension project.

The U.S. 31 freeway extension project and its connection to I-94 will see major construction this year.

Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Nick Schirripa said the project is between 5 to 10 percent complete, as of this week.

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Traffic flows through a recently completed roundabout at West Main Street and Crystal Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

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Heavy equipment is pictured near the new Britain Avenue bridge currently under construction near Benton Center Road and Britain Avenue.

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