Okemos Road Bridge over Red Cedar River to close through Nov. 2022

Project will replace bridges with one bridge, five lanes wide
Okemos Road Bridge over Red Cedar River to close through Nov. 2022
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 4:57 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2022 at 3:56 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - People who travel across the Okemos Road camelback bridge over the Red Cedar River will have to find a new route soon.

Update: Meridian Township construction already causing headaches for neighbors

Reconstruction of the bridge will state February and is expected to be completed in November 2022. The closure will be on Okemos Road between Mount Hope Road and Clinton Street as crews replace both northbound and southbound structures.

Prior coverage: Future of Okemos Road Bridge unknown

Pedestrian traffic will be restricted until the work is completed.

Southbound traffic will be redirected to Grand River Avenue, Dobie and Jolly roads.

Northbound traffic will be directed through the construction zone for the time being, but eventually will be closed for a short period to accommodate staging.

City officials said the project will bring improvements, such as new lanes, sidewalks and ramps. Additionally, traffic signals along several roads in the area will be upgrade.

More information can be found on the Ingham County Road Department’s official website here.

More: WILX News 10 Live Traffic Map

Copyright 2022 WILX. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our News 10 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning.