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I-196 Rebuilding Project - Ottawa County
Start: March 2022 End: November 2023
What Is Being Done?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $66 million to rebuild eastbound and westbound I-196 from west of Byron Road in Zeeland to 32nd Avenue in Hudsonville. Work also includes culvert replacement, sewer and drainage improvements and bridge work.
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.
How Traffic Will Be Affected?
This season, westbound I-196 will be shifted to the eastbound side of the roadway with traffic separated by a concrete barrier wall. In 2023, both directions of traffic will share the newly rebuilt westbound side while eastbound I-196 is reconstructed.
When Will This Be Done?
Work begins this March and is expected to be finished in late November 2023.
This project will improve the ride and is a long-term investment for the service life of the corridor.