The Berrien County Road Department will be re-opening the intersection of Pipestone Road and Napier Avenue for Memorial Day weekend.

The Benton Township intersection has been closed to Pipestone Road Traffic since May 8th due to an ongoing repair project. Napier Avenue will remain restricted to one lane in each direction for about a mile between Plaza Drive to Crystal Avenue.

The county says the intersection closure will resume next Tuesday, May 30 through the duration of the project. It includes road milling, resurfacing, joint and crack repair, and is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Starting Tuesday, local traffic on Pipestone will have to utilize the following detour routes to access properties or businesses:

  • Northbound Pipestone Road Traffic Detour: M-139 to Pipestone Road
  • Southbound Pipestone Road Traffic Detour: M-139 to Napier Avenue to Plaza Drive to Fairplain Drive to Mall Drive to Pipestone Road

See below for a map of the affected area: