US-131/M-186 roundabout detour in Fife Lake to change later this week

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, LakeJ1@Michigan.gov, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Grand Traverse

HIGHWAYS:
US-131 and M-186

CLOSEST CITY:
Fife Lake

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 (weather and construction progress permitting)

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Late July 2019

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $1.8 million to build a new roundabout at the intersection of US-131, M-186 and West State Street in Fife Lake. The project includes new concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, culverts, sewer and drainage upgrades, and new signs and pavement markings.

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

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
During this final stage of construction, southbound US-131 traffic will be detoured on M-186 and M-113, while northbound US-131 traffic will be maintained on US-131 through a portion of the new roundabout. The temporary traffic signal at the M-113/M-186 intersection will remain in place, but stop signs for US-131 traffic at the M-113 intersection will be removed.

SAFETY FEATURES:
This new roundabout will help prevent severe crashes at this intersection, while maintaining traffic flow. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts, visit www.Michigan.gov/Roundabout.