MDOT announces projects for 2012

3:02 PM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced Friday several road construction projects for West Michigan for 2012.

Of the $116 million to be used on the projects, $77 million will be for pavement repair and $39 million to repair bridges.

The following major projects are scheduled for the 2012 construction season:

Kent County

M-11 (28th Street): A $1.3 million investment to reconstruct the intersections of Byron Center and Ivanrest avenues in the city of Wyoming.

US-131: A $3.5 million investment to restore the bridge over the CSX Railroad near Pleasant Street in Grand Rapids.

Ottawa County - As part of the new M-231 corridor

I-96: A $7.5 million investment to replace the 112th Avenue bridge over I-96 and widen it to four lanes, reconstruct the existing ramps, reconfigure the Cleveland Street/Apple Drive intersection, and add a new westbound I-96 entrance ramp. A new eastbound I-96 exit ramp is planned for 2013.

M-104: A $4.7 million investment to reconstruct and widen 1.3 miles of M-104 from west of 124th Avenue east to I-96.

Muskegon County

M-120: A $1.7 million investment to resurface M-120 (Muskegon Causeway) from US-31 Business Route (BR) north to Whitehall Road in Muskegon.

Newaygo County

M-82: A $550,000 investment to resurface M-82 (Main Street) from Market Avenue east to Stewart Street in Fremont.

Montcalm County

US-131: A $15 million dollar investment to restore four bridges and reconstruct 6 miles of US-131 from Cannonsville Road north to M-46 in Pierson and Reynolds townships. 

Ionia County

I-96: A $2.6 million investment to replace the two I-96 bridges over the Portland Trail with a pedestrian box culvert in Portland.

 M-21: A $2.4 million investment to resurface 3.3 miles of M-21 from Detmers Road east to Lincoln Avenue in the city of Ionia.
Kent County

Mecosta County

M-20: A $7.1 million investment to construct two new bridges over Schrader Creek south of the village of Mecosta.

US-131 Old: A $3.5 million investment to resurface Old US-131 (Northland Drive) from 19 Mile Road north to Meceola Road in northern Mecosta County.

Oceana County

US-31 BR: A $1.1 million investment for concrete pavement repairs along US-31 BR (Polk Road and State Street), including resurfacing Polk Road from State Street east to Oceana Drive and reconstructing the Polk Road/State Street intersection in Hart.

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