MDOT Work on I-196

Event Title: MDOT Work on I-196
Date/Time: Mon, May 12th 8:00am - Fri, Oct 31st 9:00pm
Location: I-96 in Allegan County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

CONTACT: Nick Schirripa, 269-337-3927
                 MDOT Office of Communications,

MDOT PROJECT:  Eastbound I-196 reconstruction scheduled to start May 12 in Allegan County

Fast Facts:
- Seven miles of eastbound I-196 will be reconstructed north of the US-31 split.
- One lane of traffic will be open in each direction on I-196.
- The 56th Street and 58th Street bridges over I-196, and M-40 interchange ramps intermittently will be closed and detoured.

April 30, 2014 -- On Monday, May 12, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to begin reconstructing more than 7 miles of eastbound I-196 in Allegan County, from the split with US-31 to the Ottawa County line in Holland.

This $15.7 million investment is the extension of the northbound I-196 reconstruction project completed in 2012. The eastbound I-196 project includes road reconstruction, ramp and bridge repairs, and culvert, slope, guardrail and fence repairs and replacement.

Construction is scheduled for completion by Oct. 31, and includes nighttime and weekend work. During construction, one lane of I-196 will be open in each direction, as well as intermittent ramp and bridge closures with posted detours.

During work on the M-40 ramp to eastbound I-196, traffic will be detoured north on M-40 to 32nd Street, then east to I-196.

While work proceeds on the  eastbound I-196 ramp to M-40, traffic will be detoured north on US-31 to M-40, then south to I-196.

The 56th Street and 58th Street bridges over I-196 will be closed alternately, and detoured. The detour for 56th Street will be 58th Street, while the detour for 58th Street will be 56th Street.

MDOT says: Drive like you want to make it home tonight.