Spring is just around the corner in West Michigan.

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And after the snow and ice melt off the roads that can only mean one thing...


Construction season will also be here.

While the repairs are much needed after all the damage done during the winter, it also means traffic delays and inconveniences for commuters.

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Credit: Getty / Canva


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When Will MDOT Construction Projects Start In 2023


John Richard, the MDOT Communications Rep. for the Grand Region told WZZM 13

"Projects usually start up in March, weather pending of course. They'll start earlier or later if the weather cooperates or doesn't cooperate."


MDOT Top Projects For West Michigan In 2023

Road Closed Barricade Blocks Access To Major Interstate Construction Site
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  • Full concrete pavement repairs on I-96 from Whitneyville Ave. to the Kent/Ionia county line.
    Running from late July to late November.
  • Asphalt resurfacing on I-96 from Cascade Rd to M-11.
    Running mid-May to late August.
  • Bridge improvements on Burton Street over I-96.
    Running mid-May to late August.
  • Bridge improvements on Fruit Ridge Ave over I-96.
    Running June – November.
  • Asphalt resurfacing on M-21 from the I-96/M-21 interchange to Grand River Drive. Running June-October.
  • Finishing the addition of a new on-ramp from M-21 to EB I-96 with a new interchange connection lane on EB I-96 from M-21 to Cascade Rd.
    No time announced.
  • Bridge improvements at the I-196/Chicago Drive interchange.
    Running April-June.
  • Bridge work continues in Grand Haven on US-31 and M-104.
    No time announced.
  • Reconstruction of EB I-196 from Zeeland to Hudsonville.
    No time announced.

You can find out more about MDOT projects by clicking here

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