Construction Begins on Barlow Street in Traverse City and Impacts Area Businesses

It's not just loud, but it's created a maze for drivers. The Senior Center says many of their visitors travel down Barlow, but the construction that started this morning makes it tricky to navigate around.

The Happy Hog Cafe is right in the middle of it all, and they look forward to their busy breakfast rush; those who did stop in this morning had to take a detour.

Once people get a little more familiar with the orange barrels, everyone hopes it will be business as usual.

The construction on Barlow street is expected to wrap up around Memorial Day.

Reporting in Traverse City, Sara Simnitch and Photojournalist, Jeremy Erickson.