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MDOT to hold meeting on 2021 US-41 project in Houghton

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a meeting to discuss the 2021-22 US-41 (Townsend Drive and College Avenue) reconstruction project in Houghton. The public will be able to look at preliminary plans and discuss concerns with MDOT staff and design consultants beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short presentation at 7. After the presentation, there will be more opportunities for residents and business owners to ask questions or speak one-on-one with MDOT, design consultants, and city officials about the proposed improvements and the traffic maintenance plan.

MDOT staff
Houghton City officials
Design consultant representatives
Interested residents and business owners ?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Lakeshore Center Community Room
600 Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381 to request at least seven days before meeting date.

Beginning in spring 2021, MDOT will reconstruct 1.1 miles of US-41 from McInnes Drive to Isle Royale Street. The work will include converting the four-lane boulevard section to two lanes with designated turn lanes at major intersections, widening College Avenue to add a center left-turn lane, storm sewer improvements, and city sanitary sewer and water main replacements. One-way detours are planned during each summer for this reconstruction project. Long-term benefits include improvements to vehicle and pedestrian safety and operations. The total project budget is estimated at $9 million. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2022.