US-12 resurfacing and railroad crossing repairs start Monday in White Pigeon

Contact: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications, 269-208-7829
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
St. Joseph

HIGHWAY:
US-12

CLOSEST CITY:
White Pigeon

START DATE:
Monday, July 19, 2021

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation will be resurfacing 3.7 miles of US-12 and making improvements to two Grand Elk Railroad crossings. The $972,000 investment includes milling and resurfacing, sidewalk ramp upgrades, and new pavement markings on US-12 from the Grand Elk Railroad to Fairview Drive. Work also will include improvements to the US-12 and US-131 Grand Elk Railroad crossings.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will improve safety and ride quality for motorists, increase safety and accessibility for pedestrians, and extend the life of the roadway.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
There will be single-lane closures on US-12 with traffic regulators throughout the project.

Railroad crossing work will require short-term total closures and posted detours.

  • US-12 at Grand Elk Railroad, July 26 - Aug. 1, 2021: Detour posted on US-131, Indian Prairie Road, and Kalamazoo Street.
  • US-131 at Grand Elk Railroad, Aug. 2-11: Detour posted on US-12, Indian Prairie Road, and Kalamazoo Street.