I-196 from Holland to Saugatuck, Allegan County
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $34 million to rebuild and improve approximately 12 miles of southbound I-196 from M-40 in Holland to 130th Avenue in the Saugatuck/Douglas areas. This project will include rebuilding and resurfacing, culvert replacements, bridge improvements, and replacing the Saugatuck Rest Area with a new facility. The majority of this work is funded by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program aimed at rebuilding the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic.
Southbound I-196 will be closed with both directions of traffic sharing the northbound side of the roadway. The soundbound I-196 on and off ramps at Blue Star Highway (Exit 41) will be closed and traffic detoured south to Exit 36 (also Blue Star Highway). In early July, northbound US-31 traffic will be detoured onto I-196 and M-40.
Long-term benefits include improvements to safety and operations, as well as extending the service life of the roadway, bridges and rest areas.
Muskegon Transportation Service Center
John Richard, MDOT Communications Representative: RichardJ2@Michigan.gov