While we all look forward to the summer, there is one part of summer no one enjoys: all the road work. It's a necessary evil, but it's definitely one that affects everyone. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has revealed the schedule for all the major projects this summer, so now is the time to mark your calendar so you can plan ahead.


traffic barricades and road work ahead sign


MDOT Public Meeting

MDOT will be hosting a virtual public meeting via Teams this Thursday, March 21st from 5 - 6 p.m. to discuss the major roadwork projects beginning in April till the end of the year, and in some cases, 2026. You can click here to join the meeting or call 757-314-217# to join without the Internet.


Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash
Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash


The Projects You Need To Know About

This will be a busy and big summer in terms of construction. The major projects will be on the state routes (US, M, and I routes). These projects are considered major due to the amount of rebuilding taking place, with two of the projects not expected to be finished until the end of 2026.


These are the projects MDOT will be highlighting, and also the ones you should know about:


This is a project we have already covered in detail and is expected to begin in April 2024 (if you haven't already noticed the signs along the highway). Here's the short version:

  • Rebuilding US-131 from 100th St to 76th St.  (April 2024-winter 2026)
  • Bridge improvements over Plaster Creek and concrete repairs from M-11/28th St. to Pearl St. (April-May)
  • Rebuilding NB US-131 ramp to I-96 and M-37 (May-October)


100th to 76th St. / MDOT



  • Rebuilding M-6/I-96 Interchange (May-November)
  • Repairing Segwun Avenue Bridge over I-96 (April-July)
  • Rebuilding I-96 from Bliss Road to Sunfield Road (June - Fall 2026)
    • Bridge improvements Jordan Lake Road over I-96


M-6/I-96 Interchange / MDOT



  • Rebuilding I-196 Business Loop from US-31 in Holland to 88th Ave. In Zeeland (April-November)


I-196 Business Loop to 88th Ave. / MDOT


You can view the full press release here, and you can view traffic information on all these routes here.


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