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Culvert replacement resumes under I-196 in Van Buren County

COLOMA, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resume work to replace the I-196 culvert over Rogers Creek near Covert, Van Buren County. The multi-year, $9.2 million investment includes scour countermeasures and road rebuilding.

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Start date:
Monday, March 18, 2024

Estimated end date:
Friday, Oct. 10, 2025

Traffic restrictions:
I-196 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mile markers 8 and 10.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 131 jobs.

Safety benefit:
The new culvert will improve natural creek flow and has an expected lifespan of 50-100 years.

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