I-96 / US-23 INTERCHANGE
$77 Million • Livingston County, Michigan • MDOT
Toebe, in a joint venture with Kamminga & Roodvoets Inc., worked with MDOT to make major safety and operational improvements to the I-96/US-23 interchange in Brighton Township, Livingston County, MI. The project included constructing new through-lanes on I-96 between the current eastbound and westbound lanes, building three new bridges over northbound and southbound US-23, and over Old US-23, changing the existing lanes of I-96 to collector-distributor (CD) lanes for easier and safer lane changes for ramp traffic, and rebuilding the existing six bridges over US-23 and Old US-23.
The completed project was a prime example of ongoing efforts to bring Michigan roads and bridges up to current standards. Constructed in 1962, the original interchange allowed for east-west commuters access along I-96 to Detroit and Lansing from Ann Arbor and Flint, and for local access to the greater Brighton area. Initially constructed for the slower speeds and lighter traffic that existed at that time, the primary goal of the project was to include safety and operational improvements by separating higher speed freeway traffic from slower moving ramp traffic.
Toebe was proud to be chosen as a provider of choice on this project. The I-96/U.S. 23 improvement project began in spring 2015 and completed in the Fall of 2016. The investment of local, state and federal funds was $77 million.