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US-127 bridge work over Forest Road begins Monday in Ingham County

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is closing Forest Road under US-127 to begin rebuilding the overpass.

This work is part of the $205 million investment to rebuild US-127/I-496 from I-96 to I-496 that will address safety concerns, improve roadway geometrics, and improve vehicular movement. In addition, this work is expected to improve and rebuild bridges through this segment and update drainage, signs, and pavement markings in Ingham County.

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Closest cities:
East Lansing

Start date:
7 a.m.
Monday, June 17, 2024

Estimated end date:
Friday, Sept 27, 2024

Overall project end date:
December 2025

Traffic restrictions:
This will require closing and detouring Forest Road at US-127. Please follow the posted detour.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this overall project investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 2,481 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will increase the service life of this structure. Closing roads during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.

The Rebuilding Michigan Project profile for US-127 at I-496 in Ingham County.

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