Finally some good news. The road construction nightmare that 2015 has been, will get a little less bad.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said Stadium Drive at U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo will open on Thursday.

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The timing is good as lots of folks will be traveling for Labor Day Weekend, and, of course, there's the WMU/MSU football game on Friday.

Construction started in April 2014 with the reconstruction of the Stadium Drive intersection with Drake Road. Over two construction seasons, MDOT says it invested $23.5 million to rebuild that intersection and the Stadium Drive bridge over US-131.

The new single-point urban interchange (SPUI) configuration is the same design used at the I-94 interchange with Westnedge Avenue in Portage. The elimination of the loop ramps and weave/merge lanes will improve safety and traffic flow at the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive.