M-6 Will Be Closed for Four Months Starting in July
M-6 has been an issue for drivers so much so that the Michigan Department of Transportation announced earlier this year that they would begin construction on it this summer as opposed to 2018, when it was originally scheduled for fixing.
And now that summer is here, the process can begin. MLive says that reconstruction on M-6 will begin on July 8th but drivers will have to find a detour because the highway will be closed for four months.
MDOT's website states that they will rebuild "M-6 in each direction from I-196 to just east of Wilson Avenue." The detour will be between I-196 and US-131.
A town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 28th to discuss the details of closure, detours and how it will affect traffic. Because the damaged stretch of M-6 goes along three miles, road commissioners from Kent and Ottawa County will be there, including Wyoming city officials. The public is invited to the meeting and will take place at Byron Township Hall in Byron Center.
The project will cost about $9 million and M-6 will reopen sometime in early November. The road on M-6 was built in 2004 and expected to last at least 20 years, however because of a bad concrete mix we're here today. This new road, though, should last for 33 years.