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US-127 Resurfacing Project - Ingham County

Start: Winter 2021     End: Fall 2025

Rebuilding Michigan Project Profile - US-127 Resurfacing, Ingham County

What Is Being Done
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be improving the US-127 corridor from the Ingham/Jackson county line north the I-69 interchange. Work be broken into several projects between summer 2021 through summer 2026.

  • Bridge replacement of the southbound US-127 ramp to westbound I-496 and the eastbound I-496 ramp to northbound US-127 (spring-summer 2023)
  • US-127 resurfacing from the Ingham/Jackson county line to M-36 (2022-2023) Rebuilding Michigan project
  • US-127/I-496 from I-96 to I-496 (2023-2024) Rebuilding Michigan project
  • US-127 from I-496 to I-69 (2025)

How Traffic Will Be Affected
The majority of work for these projects will take place over several phases. Notices will be sent out about lane, ramp and bridge restrictions as work progresses.

Safety Benefit
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of US-127, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.

Additional Information
Funding for the majority of these projects 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. 

US-127 Project Map
US-127I-496 Project Flyer


US-127 resurfacing from the Ingham/Jackson county line to M-36
MDOT is investing approximately $67 million to resurface 12.5 miles of pavement, improve 10 structures, improve drainage, and install guardrail and barrier wall on US-127 between the Jackson/Ingham county line and M-36 in Ingham County. The majority of this work will take place in 2022-2023. 

2022 work:
Median drainage improvement, clearing for right of way fence replacement, building temporary crossovers to maintain freeway and ramp traffic during resurfacing, resurfacing of southbound US-127 (including the southbound ramps at the following interchanges: Kipp Road, Barnes Road and Bellevue Road), and various bridge work throughout.

2023 work:
Resurfacing northbound US-127 (including the northbound ramps at the following interchanges: Kipp Road, Barnes Road and Bellevue Road), installing median guardrail and concrete barrier wall, removing temporary crossovers, and various bridge work.

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require shoulder and single-lane closures on US-127. During resurfacing, traffic will be maintained on the other side of the freeway via crossovers. Work will also require short-duration ramp and bridge closures. Notices will be sent out about lane, ramp and bridge restrictions as work progresses.


Bridge replacement of the southbound US-127 ramp to westbound I-496 and the eastbound I-496 ramp to northbound US-127
MDOT is investing approximately $8 million to replace two bridges within the US-127/I-496 interchange in Ingham County. This work will take place in spring 2023.

Traffic restrictions:
The southbound US-127 ramp to westbound I-496 and the eastbound I-496 ramp to northbound US-127 will be closed during this work. Traffic will be maintained via detours onto Howard Street and Homer Street, which provide access to and from US-127 and I-496.


US-127/I-496 from I-96 to I-496
MDOT is proposing to rebuild and provide operational improvements on this segment of US-127/I-496 to address safety concerns, improve roadway geometrics, and improve vehicular movement, all while keeping future maintenance concerns, the environment, and cost-effectiveness in mind for roadway users by adding a permanent third lane through this corridor. This major project will also include improving and rebuilding bridges through this segment, as well as upgrades to drainage, signs, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and pavement markings. This work is proposed to occur from summer 2023 through 2025.

Traffic Restrictions:
To be provided at a future date.


US-127 from I-496 to I-69
MDOT is proposing to rebuild and realign a portion of US-127 from I-496 to Kalamazoo Street to improve roadway geometrics, safety, and vehicular movement through this corridor. MDOT is proposing to improve the freeway from Kalamazoo Street north to I-69, with concrete pavement repairs and an asphalt overlay. In addition to this work, the project would improve bridges through this corridor as well as upgrade drainage, signs, ITS, and pavement markings. This work is proposed to begin in spring 2025.

Traffic Restrictions:
To be provided at a future date.


Contact
MDOT Lansing Transportation Service Center
517-335-3754
@MDOT_LanJax
www.Michigan.gov/Drive