US-41/M-28 Marquette Township reconstruction and roundabouts
Investment: $10.9 million
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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reconstructing US-41/M-28 between Marquette CR 492 to just west of Brickyard Road, extending the existing boulevard roadway. Westbound lanes will be shifted north to accommodate the divided highway. The project includes replacing signalized intersections with roundabouts at Brickyard Road and at CR 492 near Walmart and Target, along with constructing indirect left-turn lanes, or "Michigan Lefts." A new multi-use tunnel will be constructed beneath the highway, just west of CR 492.
Two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction for much of the project. Later stages will have eastbound traffic reduced to one lane and there will be a brief period where westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane near Brickyard Road. Motorists should expect delays for traffic shifts, lane closures and temporary traffic signals. Traffic patterns will change as the season progresses in order to construct various stages of this project. Drivers will also need to be aware of temporary changes to local business access via local road detours or temporary drives.
This project is expected to improve safety and traffic flow in this busy commercial corridor. Roundabouts significantly decrease the overall number of crashes at intersections and dramatically reduce serious crashes. Michigan Lefts will help mitigate turn-related crashes at private drives and side roads which have been problematic for years. The multi-use tunnel will provide a safe connection for nonmotorized users and snowmobilers throughout all seasons.
Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, 906-485-4270
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