Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced plans to rebuild 19 Michigan bridges this year with no additional costs to taxpayers.
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) pilot program will bundle the bridge projects, resulting in them being more cost-effective, according to the governor’s office. The program will start in March. All bridges are expected to be completed in 2022.
“As construction season quickly approaches, we have an opportunity to make historic investments to fix a record number of roads and bridges across the state,” Governor Whitmer said in a statement.
Here are the 19 bridges expected to be worked on this year:
Clinton County: Herbison Road (March 1, 90 days), Tallman Road (April 15, 90 days)
Eaton County: Five Point Highway (June 15, 60 days)
Hillsdale County: Squawfield Road (June 15, 60 days)
Ingham County: Linn Road (April 15, 60 days), Dennis Road (June 14, 60 days)
Lenawee County: Sand Creek Highway (Aug. 15, 90 days)
Lapeer County: Bentley Street (March 1, 60 days)
Livingston County: Mason Road (May 2, 60 days), Iosco Road (May 6, 60 days)
Luce County: Dollarville Road (Aug. 15, 60 days)
Jackson County: E. Washington Street (March 1, 60 days)
Macomb County: 33 Mile Road (March 10, 60 days), 31 Mile Road (March 16, 60 days), 26 Mile Road (April 15, 90 days)
Muskegon County: Maple Island Road (June 15, 60 days)
Ottawa County: Byron Road (March 1, 90 days)
St. Clair County: Palms Road (March 22, 90 days)
St. Joseph County: Nottawa Road (Aug. 15, 90 days)
During work, all bridges will be closed.
For project updates and detour routes, head to Michigan State’s website.