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100th Street Bridge replacement prompts summer detour

How your commute will be impacted as MDOT works to replace the problematic bridge.
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Construction on the 100th Street bridge started this week and is expected to take 5 months.

WAYLAND, Mich. — Starting at 6 p.m. Friday July 10, through 5 a.m. Monday July 13, US-131 will be closed while crews work on the 100th Street Bridge. 

Starting Friday at 6 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday, the freeway will be closed for beam setting and traffic will use the off and on ramps at 100th Street to continue on US-131. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said during this time, access to and from 100th Street will not be allowed.

Then starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 13, the off-ramp from southbound US-131 to 100th Street will close until August. 

The 100th Street bridge over US-131 remains closed until October.  

MDOT is working to replace the 100th Street bridge and reconstruct the interchange.

The project was suspended back in April due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. MDOT is investing approximately $10.5 million in the project.

The new bridge will be double the width of the old and will have two additional lanes as well as a non-motorized path. The project will also raise the height of the bridge by two and a half feet.

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A rendering of the finished construction of the 100th Street Bridge.

The 100th Street bridge has been a topic of conversation after it was hit at least eight times by trucks in 2018.

While the off-ramp is closed there is a detour for drivers to exit at 84th Street and head south on either Clyde Park Avenue or Division Avenue to 100th Street.

Credit: Michigan Department of Transportation
The detour route until mid-August as MODT continues work on the 100th Street Bridge and interchange reconstruction.

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