MDOT to hold meeting on upcoming Marquette Township US-41 project

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a meeting to discuss this summer's US-41 reconstruction and roundabout project in Marquette Township, which also will include a multi-use trail and tunnel. There will be a short presentation at 5:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period. There will be opportunities for residents and business owners to review plans and ask questions or speak one-on-one with MDOT and Marquette Township officials, contractor staff, and design consultants.

WHO:
MDOT staff
Marquette Township officials
Hebert Construction (contractor) staff
DLZ Michigan, Inc. (design consultant) staff
Interested residents and business owners ‚Äč

WHEN:
Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Marquette Township Hall
1000 Commerce Drive
Marquette, MI 49855

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
Beginning in April, MDOT will reconstruct US-41 between Marquette County Road 492 to just west of Brickyard Road, extending the existing boulevard roadway. The westbound lanes will be moved north to accommodate space needed for the divided highway. The project includes replacing signalized intersections with roundabouts at Brickyard Road and at County Road 492 near Walmart and Target, along with constructing indirect left-turn lanes, or "Michigan Lefts."

The budget for the road work is estimated at $8.5 million, with another $2.4 million estimated for the multi-use trail and tunnel.