US-31/Rennie School Road traffic signal installation begins today

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                            
Grand Traverse

HIGHWAY:                         
US-31/M-37

CLOSEST CITY:                
Traverse City

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:           
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:     
Sunday, April 14, 2019

PROJECT:                           
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will install a new traffic signal at the intersection of US-31 and Rennie School Road to help manage additional traffic anticipated with opening of the new Blain's Farm and Fleet store in late April.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2TMT5Pk

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
This work will require lane closures with traffic shifts and shoulder closures. On Sunday, April 7, the signal will be turned on in "flash" mode, providing a flashing amber caution light for US-31 traffic and a flashing red stop light for Rennie School Road traffic. On Sunday, April 14, the signal will be fully operational.

SAFETY FEATURES:                   
The new signal will help manage anticipated increased traffic flow at this intersection.