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Traffic configuration changing Tuesday at US-41/M-28 Marquette Township project

September 27, 2019 -- The traffic configuration is set to change in the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) work zone on the US-41/M-28 reconstruction and roundabouts project in Marquette Township.

Tentatively beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, traffic at the Brickyard Road/US-41 intersection will shift to the north side of the highway using the north half of the new roundabout. At this point, US-41 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction at Brickyard Road. The north leg of Brickyard Road will be open, with right turns out and right turns in only.

Motorists should expect increased delay times and backups after the new lane restrictions go into effect.  

During this phase of construction, work will continue on the south side of the highway and the south half of the new multi-use tunnel. The new traffic configuration is expected to stay in place until late October.

MDOT is reconstructing US-41/M-28 between CR 492 to just west of Brickyard Road, extending the existing boulevard. 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. The investment for the road work is estimated at $8.5 million, with another $2.4 million estimated for the multi-use trail and tunnel.

A map of the project area is available on Mi Drive.