M-29 road diet in the city of St. Clair starts July 16

Contact: Jocelyn Hall, MDOT Office of Communications, 989-245-7117
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                             
St. Clair

HIGHWAY:                                   
M-29

CLOSEST CITY:                 
St. Clair                                   

ESTIMATED DATE:            
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:      
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

PROJECT:                          
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will complete a road diet along M-29 from Palmer Road to the north city limit of St. Clair. Work includes adjusting pavement markings to accommodate a dedicated center left-turn lane, marked shoulders for nonmotorized traffic, and signal timing improvements.

Project map: http://bit.ly/32nT994

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:       
Traffic will be maintained with lane closures, shifts, and traffic regulators. Following the completion of the road diet, the following permanent lane configuration changes will remain:

  • M-29 north of Clinton Street to the city limits will have one lane in each direction with a dedicated center left-turn lane, and striped shoulders for nonmotorized traffic.
  • M-29 south of Clinton Street to Palmer Road will have one northbound lane, two southbound lanes, and a dedicated center left-turn lane.

This work is weather dependent.

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS:
This road diet will improve traffic operations for both motorized and nonmotorized users, while also providing safety improvements typical of road diet implementation.