M-30 night work begins between Edenville and Tobacco River Dec. 16

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

COUNTIES:                             
Midland
Gladwin

HIGHWAY:                                   
M-30

CLOSEST CITY:                 
Edenville

START DATE:            
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:      
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

PROJECT:                          
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin 24-hour work at the temporary bridge site on M-30 over the Tobacco River. This work is part of a $4.3 million investment to build a prefabricated steel bridge at the former M-30 causeway bridge site in southern Gladwin County.

Project map

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                     
M-30 is closed from Cedar Drive to Twin Lake Road. Traffic will be detoured via Curtis Road, M-18, and Dale Road.

This work will result in increased noise levels, particularly Dec. 16 - 22 and Dec. 28 - 30 while crews drive steel sheeting and piles for the bridge foundation. Overnight work is being allowed to expedite the building schedule.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS:
This work will replace the former M-30 causeway bridge washed away during May flooding and dam breaches.