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Orange barrels driving business away in Okemos

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Anyone who has to get through Okemos driving on Grand River Avenue or Okemos Road knows what a challenge it can be. Some are just avoiding the area entirely.

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Most drivers and business owners on Grand River Avenue said they welcome improved roads, but that’s not the cause of their concern. The question is when will the improvements be completed? From the pandemic to several months of construction, they said business isn’t as good as it could be.

“We did OK but yes it’s a letdown. I think the numbers would have been higher,” said Brandon Decker, co owner at Mert’s Specialty Meats in Okemos.

Decker said despite losing money, the community kept their doors open during construction season.

“We have a really loyal customer base and I know they’ve gone out of their way, literally, to make sure they support us during these times. I think a lot of our neighbors have had…

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