US-131 bridge improvement project starting April 6 spans three counties

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

COUNTIES:
Kent, Mecosta and Osceola

HIGHWAY:
US-131

CLOSEST CITIES:
Cedar Springs, Morley, and Reed City

START DATE:
Monday, April 6, 2020

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Mid-July 2020

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $900,000 to improve eight bridges along the US-131 corridor, including Indian Lakes Road in Kent County, Jefferson Road and 22 Mile Road in Mecosta County, and 9 Mile Road in Osceola County. Work includes deck patching, approach reconstruction, joint replacement, and concrete surface coating.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Lane closures and traffic shifts will be in effect. All ramps at the Jefferson Road interchange will remain open. Indian Lakes Road will be closed and detoured along Edgerton Avenue, 14 Mile Road and White Creek Avenue.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will improve the ride quality and extend the service life of the bridges.