Two Livingston County bridges will be rebuilt this year as part of a pilot program by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
The bridge bundling program, announced Monday by Gov Whitmer, will “streamline and bundle bridge projects together to make them more cost-effective and save taxpayer money.” Starting in March, the initial round of the program will rebuild 19 bridges in all.
Among them will be the Mason Road bridge over the Shiawassee River in Howell Township, reconstruction of which will begin May 2nd. Then on May 6th, work will commence on the Iosco Road bridge over the Red Cedar River drain. Both projects are expected to take 60 days to complete.
According to a release from Whitmer’s office, the bridge bundling pilot project is the first of its kind in Michigan and allows several bridge locations to be covered under a single contract. By doing so, it will “streamline coordination and permitting, increase economies of scale, and improve bridge conditions on local routes around the state. MDOT is working to expand the approach, already in use on state trunkline projects, to address locally owned bridges.”
Further details can be found through the link below;