You would think by this time in October, we'd be out of the woods, so to speak, but another major traffic nightmare is coming next week to the east side of downtown Kalamazoo.

Graphic: M-DOT

There will be a total closure of eastbound and westbound East Michigan Avenue, for utility work, between Harrison Street and King Highway in downtown Kalamazoo from Monday, Oct. 24, through Monday, Oct. 31.

The release from the Michigan Dept. of Transportation says detour routes will be posted, but gives no further information.