US-23 and I-75 Repair and Rebuilding, Emmet and Cheboygan counties

Start: 2022    End: 2023
What Is Being Done?


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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently developing plans to complete road and bridge repair and rebuilding work on I-75 and US-23 in the village of Mackinaw City in both Emmet and Cheboygan counties beginning in 2022. 

I-75 will be resurfaced from Old M-108 north to the Mackinac Bridge, and the bridges over the Northwestern State Trail and Central Avenue will have maintenance work completed. 

US-23 will be rebuilt from I-75 to Huron Avenue, a project that will include replacing the bridge superstructure for southbound US-23 over I-75, eliminating the existing boulevard between Old US-31 Highway and Nicolet Street, and replacing the traffic signal at Nicolet Street.

Other work includes detour route paving, drainage improvements, tree removal, sign replacement, and new pavement markings.

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

During the work on the southbound US-23 bridge over I-75, southbound US-23 traffic will be detoured on local streets, including Jamet Street, Louvigny Street, Central Avenue, and Nicolet Street. This detour will be in place for the majority of the construction season, from spring until fall.

Primarily, I-75 traffic will be maintained with lane closures and traffic shifts; however, at times, I-75 traffic will also be detoured using local routes.

Additional Information:

In 2023, MDOT will continue work in the village of Mackinaw City by rebuilding US-23 from Huron Avenue south approximately 3.3 miles to the MIll Creek Discovery Park entrance in Cheboygan County. Other work includes drainage improvements, tree removal, sign replacement, and new pavement markings. During this work, traffic will be maintained on US-23 using traffic regulators and temporary traffic signals as necessary. 

Contact Us:

Gaylord Transportation Service Center