Alert: Work at M-123 Black Creek culvert project to be suspended for season

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications
Agency: Transportation

December 12, 2017 -- Work will be suspended for the season next week at the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) culvert project on M-123 over Black Creek in Chippewa County.

Beginning Dec. 18, the contractor plans to install pole-mounted temporary traffic signals, which will be in place for the duration of the winter shutdown. These signals are expected to be operational on Jan. 5. One lane will continue to be open in alternating directions using the temporary signals. Completion of the culvert and final paving will take place next spring.

MDOT is investing a little more than $1 million to install a 20-foot-wide concrete box culvert on M-123 over Black Creek near Paradise in Chippewa County. The project also includes associated paving and guardrail installation.

MDOT has been working with the contractor to maintain access for residents and coordinate snow removal operations through the work zone until both lanes can be reopened. Any delays are expected to be minimal, and all area businesses are open. Motorists are urged to slow down and pay attention in the work zone – especially in winter when road conditions may not be ideal.

A project map can be found on the Mi Drive website: