US-131 Reconstruction, Three Rivers, St. Joseph County
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reconstructing US-131, which will be rebuilt from William R. Monroe Boulevard to north of Hoffman Road. The two-year project also includes reconstructing the US-131/M-60 interchange south of Broadway Street and improving the US-131 bridge deck over the Rocky River.
2019 construction includes reconfiguring the US-131/M-60 interchange to a standard signalized intersection, reconstructing the US-131/Hoffman Road intersection, and any temporary paving necessary for planned 2020 construction.
2020 construction includes constructing a boulevard from Broadway Street to Hoffman Road, removing the northbound M-60 ramp to West Michigan Avenue, adding a shared-use path along northbound US-131 from West Broadway Street to Arnold Street, and new sidewalk along southbound US-131 from Broadway Street to Kerr Creek Road.
Access to businesses and lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout construction for traffic and pedestrians. Details will be available closer to the start of construction.
The new lane and intersection configurations will improve operations and traffic flow, reducing left-turn crashes and overall crash severity along the US-131 corridor. Shorter pedestrian crossings and additional facilities will improve access and safety for pedestrians.