The Mackinac Bridge is getting a big makeover that it has never had before. The bridge's Ivory Towers will go through a phase this spring and summer where the towers will be stripped down to bare metal and repainted.

The painting project, along with all other maintenance, operations and protection of the bridge, is funded from tolls and fees, according to the bridge authority in the article from the Detroit Free Press. The project will begin April 6th begin with the stripping and painting painting the interior followed by work on the outside of the tower.

The Mackinac Bridge has seen 4 million plus vehicles crossed the bridge last year with the most popular month being July and the summer months.