We're only a few days into spring and already we're seeing construction barrels everywhere. It's can be a pain sometimes but if were' going to complain about the roads, we don't get to complain about the construction.

There's going to be some major state highway projects that you're going to see around Michigan that will more than likely cause slowdowns on top of the construction that's already taking place.

According to Mid-Michigan Now, 21 projects are a blend of those previously funded through the department's budget as well as several supported by the Rebuilding Michigan bonding program.

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Road construction projects starting or resuming in March include:

  • Continuation of a $121.5 million investment to rebuild I-94 Business Loop (BL) (Main Street), connect US-31 to I-94, and rebuild I-94 between Britain Avenue and I-196 in Benton Township, Berrien County.
  • Rebuilding 3.4 miles of M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) between 11 Mile and 14 Miles roads in the city of Roseville, investing $60 million over two years.
  • $24 million to make extensive improvements to six bridges at the US-31/M-104 interchange in Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg in Ottawa County.
  • Rebuilding 12 miles of southbound I-196 from Holland to Saugatuck/Douglas in Allegan County.
  • Significant improvements to 16 bridges along the I-75/US-23 corridor in Genesee County, including steel beam repairs, deck replacements and protective epoxy coating. This $12.3 million investment extends the service life of these structures.
  • Rebuilding 6 miles of M-37 south of US-31 to M-113 south of Traverse City.
  • Resumption of a $12.5 million project to replace two bridges on M-26 over the east and west branches of the Firesteel River in Ontonagon County.

Earlier this month we also told you about other bridge projects that are starting this summer in Genesee County, but MDOT has not released specific dates for them yet.


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