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Rebuilding I-96 in Ionia County starts Monday, June 24

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $105 million to rebuild 8 miles of I-96 between Bliss Road and Sunfield Road.  Work includes rebuilding the roadway, drainage improvements, new culverts, new guardrail, concrete curb and gutter, and improvements on the Jordan Lake Road bridge over I-96.

The majority of the funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure. 



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Start date:
Monday, June 24, 2024

Estimated end date:
November 2026

Traffic restrictions:
Lane closures, traffic shifts and ramp closures will be in effect throughout the project. Jordan Lake Road will be closed over I-96 starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18; however, the off and on ramps will remain open.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,271 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This long-term investment will increase safety, improve the ride quality, and extend the service life of I-96 and associated bridges.

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