M-123 project near Trout Lake starts Wednesday

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

COUNTIES:
Chippewa

HIGHWAY:
M-123

CLOSEST TOWN:
Trout Lake                                 

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Saturday, June 15, 2019 

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $2.4 million to resurface 12 miles of M-123 from north of H-40 to M-28 in Chippewa County. The work includes shoulder reconstruction, upgrading concrete sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and pavement markings. The project is covered by a three-year pavement warranty. 

Project map: https://bit.ly/2Q71Df6

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
The work will require intermittent lane closures. One alternating lane will be open via traffic regulators. A 10-foot lane width restriction will be in effect for this project.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety, and will extend the lifespan of the roadway. ADA-compliant ramps make sidewalks safer for all users.