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Prepare for backups! MDOT releases 2013 project schedule

 

 (Michigan Department of Transportation) -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $100 million in the MDOT Grand Region in 2013 to improve 191 route miles of roadway and 25 bridges.

In addition, $93 million of statewide funding is planned for the construction of the new M-231 route and connections in Ottawa County. MDOT's Grand Region transportation system includes all I, US and M routes in the following eight counties: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa.

  "There is much to be done and this year’s program strategically addresses maintaining our system and improving operations," said MDOT Region Engineer Roger Safford. "Applying the right fix at the right time and location is key to keep our roads and bridges in good condition for Michigan travelers."

The following major projects are scheduled for the 2013 construction season.

Kent County

- US-131: A $7 million investment to improve safety and operations along northbound US-131 by connecting the Leonard Street on ramp to the Ann Street off ramp in the city of Grand Rapids. Work has begun and will be completed this October.

- M-11 (28th Street): A $9 million investment to reconstruct M-11 from Patterson Avenue to I-96, as well as resurface M-11 from Breton Avenue east to Patterson Avenue in the cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood, and Cascade Township. Work has begun and will be completed this October.

- I-196: A $5 million project to repair and preserve the eastbound and westbound I-196 bridges over the Grand River near Market Avenue in the city of Grand Rapids; April-July.

- M-11 (28th Street): A $1 million project to reconstruct the intersection at Clyde Park Avenue in the city of Wyoming; June-September.

- M-44 Connector (Plainfield Avenue): A $2.5 project to resurface Plainfield Avenue from I-96 northeast to Airway Street (just north of 5 Mile Road) in Grand Rapids and Plainfield Township; June-August.

- I-196: A $500,000 investment to resurface I-196 from Lane Avenue east to the Grand River in the city of Grand Rapids; July-September.

Muskegon County

- I-96: A $1.7 million investment to resurface 8.4 miles of westbound I-96 from US-31 to the bridge over the GTW Railroad (abandoned) in Fruitport Township in Muskegon County and Crockery Township in Ottawa County; July-August.

- I-96: A $1 million investment to install new freeway lighting at the US-31/I-96 interchange in Fruitport and Muskegon townships. Work has already begun and will be finished in July.

- US-31: A $600,000 investment to restore the Shettler Road bridge over US-31 in Fruitport and Muskegon townships; July-October.

Ottawa County

- M-231: A project to construct 2 miles of a new M-231 route including five new bridges and a new interchange with I-96, M-104 and 112th Avenue near Nunica in Crockery Township. Three other bridges will be repaired: Apple Drive over I-96, and east­bound and westbound I-96 over M-104 (Cleveland Street); February-November.

- I-196: A $2.5 million investment to resurface 6.6 miles of I-196 from the Allegan/Ottawa county line to 64th Avenue, and restore the 96th Avenue bridge over I-196 in Zeeland Township; May-September.

- I-196: A $1.7 million investment to restore the 8th Avenue and Kenowa Avenue bridges over I-196 in Georgetown Township; June-September.    

- US-31: A $900,000 project to repair and preserve the Ridge Street and Taft Street bridges over US-31 in Spring Lake Township; April-July.