Michigan Construction Project to Cause Delays on US-127 for 2 Years
Construction is a necessarily evil in life. That said, it’s a good sign when there’s construction and the roads are getting repaired, but it can also be really inconvenient and annoying. Now, a new Michigan construction project is going to cause some delays and changes on US-127 starting in March. Let’s get into this project and where travel will be most impacted.
The latest phase of the US-127 project will begin on March 11, as crews get to work on rebuilding several miles of the freeway between Interstates 96 and 496. This isn’t a short project, either, as the construction is supposed to impact traffic on US-127 for four years, through the 2027 construction season. This part of the project will last for two years. Also, its purpose is to realign and widen the freeway, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. “We understand how inconvenient lane closures can be especially during peak travel hours,” MDOT said in a statement. “A zipper machine will be used to provide more access to lanes during these travel times and will be moved twice daily to accommodate a smooth traffic flow with as minimal delays as possible.”
If you want more information about the project and to voice your thoughts, the public is invited to an open house about the construction held by MDOT. That’s set for 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 13) at the Foster Community Center in Lansing. Here are some key points of the Michigan construction project:
- Northbound US-127 will be closed from March 11, 2024, through November 2024.
- The construction project will add a third lane will be added from EB I-496 to Dunckel Road.
- For all of 2024, there will be no access to Trowbridge Road if going Northbound. Also, there will be no access to Dunckel Road for those traveling northbound until the middle of June.
- In addition, in 2025, the Southbound side will be totally closed.