Open house to discuss US-31 project in Benzonia March 4

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

WHAT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will have an informational open house meeting to provide an update on the final design and construction schedule for repaving US-31 from M-115 to south of the Betsie River in Benzonia this year.

WHO:
MDOT Traverse City Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff
Interested residents, commuters and business owners                      

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
5 - 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Benzonia Township Hall
1020 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616

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 are available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

BACKGROUND:
MDOT will be removing and replacing the existing pavement on 1.7 miles of US-31 from the M-115 intersection to south of the Betsie River. The project also includes concrete curb and gutter replacement; sidewalk repairs and ramp upgrades; new culvert, sewer and drainage structures; and updated guardrail and pavement markings.

During construction, traffic will be maintained with lane closures controlled by temporary traffic signals. Work is currently scheduled to begin March 23 and be completed by Oct. 10.