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Resurfacing work starts Wednesday on state highways in Berrien and Van Buren counties

COLOMA, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing $3.8 million to resurface more than 39 miles of M-40, M-43, US-12, and I-196 in Berrien and Van Buren counties. Work includes crack filling, surface sealing and pavement markings.

  • M-40 between the Cass/Van Buren county line and 72nd Avenue (6.4 miles).
  • M-40 between 51st Avenue and M-43 (4.5 miles).
  • M-40 between M-43 and the Van Buren/Allegan county line (8.3 miles).
  • M-43 between M-40 and the Van Buren/Kalamazoo county line (5.2 miles).
  • Southbound I-196 from the Berrien/Van Buren county line to Coloma Road, including the southbound I-196 ramps at Hagar Shore Road Exit 7 (4.8 miles).
  • US-12 from the Michigan/Indiana state line to the US-12/Red Arrow Highway intersection (5.1 miles).
  • US-12 from the US-12/Red Arrow Highway intersection to the bridge over the South Branch of the Galien River (2.6 miles).
  • Southbound I-196 from Van Buren Trail bridge to the pavement change at the old Covert Rest Area (2.5 miles).

Berrien and Van Buren

M-40, M-43, US-12, and I-196

Start date:
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Estimated end date:
Friday, Aug. 30, 2024

Traffic restrictions:
Single-lane closures under flag control.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 46 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will repair and preserve highway pavement, extending its service life and improving safety for motorists.

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