Local road closures in Clare County for railroad work
Multiple local roads
Monday, June 15, 2020
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $2.6 million to replace 8 miles of rail on state-owned railroad in Clare County. Timiny R/R Construction Inc. is contracted to do the work on this section of railroad, which is operated under contract with MDOT by the Great Lakes Central Railroad. This important rail corridor stretches across the state connecting the Ann Arbor area to Cadillac, Traverse City, and Petoskey.
There will be week-long detours on various local roads between Clare and Lake George while several railroad grade crossing surfaces are replaced. Please follow posted detours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
These improvements will provide increased safety and economic viability for freight trains operating along this route. New grade crossings will provide safer and smoother surfaces for motorists.
This railroad construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.