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Ionia Road Bridge over the Thornapple River

Updated: April 16, 2018

Anticipated Start Date:  July 9, 2018

Open to Traffic Date:  September 1, 2018

Scheduled Completion Date:  September 30, 2018

Description:  Located just north of Nashville Highway, the existing bridge carrying Ionia Road over the Thornapple River is a 3-span steel beam bridge with a length of 112 feet and is in need of repair. This project will replace the deteriorated bridge railings, perform a shallow deck repair over the entire bridge surface, sand blast and repaint the existing steel beams, install new bridge guardrail, and repair the road approaches.

Bids are scheduled to be opened on June 1, 2018 by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

State and federal grants through the state Critical Bridge Program will pay 95% of the estimated $400,000 contracted construction costs on the project. The remaining local matching costs not covered by grant funds, plus design and construction engineering, will be paid for with Eaton County Road Commission funds.

During part of the work, the bridge will be closed and a detour will use Nashville Hwy, M-66, and Vermontville Hwy.

Contact: Mathew Hannahs, P.E. | 517-543-1630 ext. 207

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