OKEMOS, MI - The Okemos Road Bridge between Mt.Hope Rd. and Clinton Street is scheduled to be under construction for the majority of 2022.
The existing Northbound and Southbound structures will be replaced with a single five-lane, single-span bridge, along with a walkway for pedestrians on the east side.
Starting in February Southbound Okemos Rd. traffic will be detoured to Grand River Ave., Dobie Rd. and Jolly Rd. The detour will remain through November of this year.
Northbound traffic will resume as normal except for a brief period for construction staging.
The pedestrian truss will remain on the west side, however it may be occasionally closed for periods of construction.
This project includes more than just construction on the bridge. The county will be upgrading traffic lights along Okemos Rd. at intersections including Hamilton Rd, Mt. Hope Rd., Science Parkway, Bennett Rd/Kinawa Rd, and Tamarack Dr. Traffic signal work will begin in November of this year.
Relocation of utilities near the bridge has already begun and is scheduled to be finished by February.