Description: Starting in mid-March, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface four miles of roadway and repair bridges at Jolly Road, Dunckel Road, Forest Road, and Mt. Hope Road. The Dunckel Road bridge over US-127/I-496 (Exit #11) will be replaced with a new widened structure.
More about the project: Continuous lane closures on both northbound and southbound US-127 will begin as early as the last week of March and will remain in place until early July. In addition, for a three-week period starting in late March, the ramp from westbound I-96 to northbound US-127 will be closed and a detour posted. Alternate routes are strongly urged, especially during weekday morning and afternoon rush hour periods
Dunckel Road over US-127/I-496 will be closed for bridge replacement and widening, along with ramp improvements at the interchange. The Dunckel Road bridge will close after May 11, following the end of Michigan State University's spring semester, with a detour posted using Jolly Road, Collins Road, and Dunckel Road. The bridge is expected to reopen by mid-August 2009, prior to the start of the fall semester at MSU. During the week, traffic shall be maintained to all US-127/Dunckel Road entrance and exit ramps during the Dunckel Road reconstruction, and while the Dunckel Road bridge is closed.
Ramp work at Dunckel Road will take place on weekends only starting in mid-August and will require ramps to be closed with a detour posted. The one exception is the ramp from southbound US-127 to Dunckel Road which will have one lane open, with work completed prior to the other ramp work taking place.
Beginning in April, MDOT will resurface 9.5 miles of I-96 between Lansing Road and College Road, along with ramp improvements and bridge work. All resurfacing work will take place at night only to reduce the inconvenience to motorists.
For more information: For much more information, including project brochures, on these and other MDOT projects, visit www.michigan.gov/mdot, where you can also subscribe to listservs specific to each project
Please refer to the Detours web page for current and upcoming Construction Detour Information.