M-20 bridge reconstruction over the Tittabawassee River in Midland begins Feb. 5

Contact: Jocelyn Hall, MDOT Office of Communications
989-245-7117
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                            
Midland

HIGHWAY:                         
M-20

CLOSEST CITY:                
Midland

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:            
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:    
July 2019

PROJECT:                           
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $21.3 million to replace the M-20 bridge over the Tittabawassee River. Work includes demolishing the existing structure and constructing the new bridge, including its foundation. Improvements also include asphalt and concrete pavement roadway on the bridge approaches, drainage, sidewalks, traffic signals, and street lighting.

Project map: goo.gl/4gbuC8

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
Beginning Feb. 5, crews will complete pavement repairs on the eastbound span of the bridge, requiring a single-lane closure. Crews plan to move both directions of traffic to the eastbound span of the bridge by Feb. 13. Demolition of the westbound span is planned for late February.

While the westbound span is reconstructed, one lane will be open in each direction on the eastbound span. This phase is expected to be completed by November, at which time crews will begin work to replace the eastbound span.