Railroad crossing work on M-28 and M-149 to start Monday in Alger and Schoolcraft counties

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809, WeingartenD@Michigan.gov
Agency: Transportation

COUNTIES:
Alger, Schoolcraft

HIGHWAYS:
M-28, M-149

CLOSEST TOWNS:
Munising, Shingleton, Thompson

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Early November, 2019 

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $580,000 to reconstruct three railroad crossings in Alger and Schoolcraft counties at the following locations:

  • M-28 near the Anna River in Munising, Alger County.
  • M-28 between Munising and Shingleton in Alger County.
  • M-149 north of US-2 near Thompson in Schoolcraft County.

A map of the project areas is available on Mi Drive.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
Traffic at the two M-28 crossings will be maintained with temporary roadways. The temporary road near the Anna River will have one alternating lane open via temporary traffic signal. The other M-28 crossing will be maintained as two through-lanes. The M-149 crossing will require a posted detour through Manistique.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety.