M-26 Quincy Creek culvert project starts July 29

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

COUNTY:
Houghton

HIGHWAY:
M-26

CLOSEST TOWNS:
Dollar Bay, Hubbell

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Thursday, July 29, 2021

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Late August 2021

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing about $840,000 to replace the M-26 culvert at Quincy Creek in Houghton County. The project includes scour countermeasures and approach reconstruction.

The project map is available on Mi Drive.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
M-26 will be closed at Quincy Creek with through-traffic detoured on US-41.The detour is expected to be in place beginning Aug. 2 and is scheduled to be lifted by Aug. 17. Some work will require lane closures with traffic regulators or shoulder closures.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
The project will build a safe, long-term replacement for a culvert and roadway damaged in the June 2018 Father's Day Flood.