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US-41/M-28 project near Three Lakes starts April 30

COUNTY:
Baraga

HIGHWAY:
US-41/M-28

CLOSEST TOWN:
Three Lakes

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Thursday, April 30, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $5.5 million to resurface approximately 5 miles of US-41/M-28 from the Marquette/Baraga county line to Three Lakes in Baraga County. Work will include asphalt reconstruction, drainage, guardrail, sign replacement, and pavement markings. The project will also include bridge improvements, including deck patching, asphalt removal, membrane overlay, partial painting, steel repair, barrier replacement, substructure patching, and scour countermeasures on the US-41/M-28 bridge over Lake Ruth. This project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty. 

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

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
The work will require lane closures. Traffic will be maintained by traffic regulators, temporary signals, and a temporary gravel roadway.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists. The bridge improvements will extend the lifespan of the bridge.

ESSENTIAL WORK:
This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.