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M-140 bridge repairs in Watervliet start Wednesday

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation will be investing $800,000 to repair the M-140 bridge over the Paw Paw Lake Outlet near Watervliet in Berrien County. The project includes rebuilding the bridge deck and repairing the abutments and piers.

County:
Berrien

Highway:
M-140

Closest city:
Watervliet

Start date:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Estimated end date:
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
The M-140 bridge will be closed, and traffic will be detoured on Hagar Shore Road, 70th Street, and Red Arrow Highway.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 10 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will extend the life of the bridge and improve motorist safety.