Northbound US-127 BR bridge work in Isabella County starts Sept. 3

Contact: Jocelyn Hall, MDOT Office of Communications, HallJ20@Michigan.gov, 989-245-7117
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Isabella

HIGHWAY:
Northbound US-127 Business Route (BR) Exit Ramp

CLOSEST CITY:
Clare

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
November 2019

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $1.2 million in bridge repairs, including replacing the bridge deck, of the northbound US-127 BR exit ramp over southbound US-127 in Isabella County.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
Beginning 8 a.m. Sept. 3, the northbound US-127 BR exit ramp over southbound US-127 will be closed and detoured for the duration of the project. Drivers should follow the posted detour via northbound US-127/westbound US-10 to Exit 160 (Old 127), Collonville Road, and US-127 BR.

A full overnight closure will be required from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, through 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. During the closure, drivers should follow the posted detour: take US-127 BR/US-10 BR Exit 160, go south on US-127 BR/US-10 BR to the roundabout, then take the second exit at the roundabout back to southbound US-127.

Project map: http://bit.ly/2KYMITb

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS:
This work will replace the bridge deck, providing a smoother driving surface and extending the life of the bridge.