Bridge repairs on Zimmer Road over I-96 in Ingham County starts March 24

Contact: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                             
Ingham

HIGHWAY:                                   
I-96

CLOSEST CITY:                 
East Lansing

START DATE:            
7 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:      
Late October 2020

PROJECT:                          
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest about $8 million to perform critical preventive maintenance and repair work on seven bridges over I-96 and two I-96 bridges over M-52 in Ingham County.

Work will continue with the Zimmer Road bridge on March 24 through May. Other bridge projects include Meridian Road, Williamston Road, Elm Road, Wallace Road, and the two I-96 bridges over M-52. As the project progresses, additional information on the other locations will be announced.

Project map

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
Zimmer Road will be closed over I-96 and detoured. I-96 traffic will be maintained with a traffic shift under Zimmer Road. Expect periodic nighttime lane closures throughout the project duration. An alternate route is advised.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
Performing regular maintenance on bridges helps improve and extend the service life of these structures. Closing lanes during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.