Cutler Road bridge work underway, I-96 improvements start soon near Portland

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Ionia

HIGHWAY:
I-96

CLOSEST CITY:
Portland

START DATE:
Monday, April 15, 2019

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $3.9 million to remove and replace the original Cutler Road bridge over I-96, and $5.5 million to repair and resurface 9.5 miles of I-96 from Sunfield Road to the Ionia/Clinton county line.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2Perpxs
Project flyer: https://bit.ly/2Ip1kv4

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Cutler Road will be closed over I-96. Single-lane closures and traffic shifts will be in effect on I-96 for most of the project. I-96 will be closed and detoured for two weekends for bridge demolition and beam setting. I-96 is scheduled to close for bridge demolition 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, through 10 a.m. the following Sunday. Ramps within the project limits will be closed and detoured intermittently for resurfacing.

I-96 traffic will be detoured on M-43, M-66 and Grand River Avenue. Cutler Road traffic will be detoured on Grand River Avenue, Peake Road and Monroe Avenue.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will improve the ride quality and extend the service life of the roadway and bridge.