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I-75 sign, guardrail upgrades start April 19

ESCANABA, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing $3.3 million to upgrade I-75 north of St. Ignace to south of Sault Ste. Marie. Work includes about 57 miles of freeway sign upgrades, overhead sign structures, guardrail upgrades, and reflective roadside delineators. 

Counties:
Mackinac, Chippewa

Highway:
I-75

Closest cities:
St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie

Start date:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Estimated end date:
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

A minimum of one lane will be open at all times on northbound and southbound I-75. All work will be performed during daytime hours. Work will require intermittent shoulder or single-lane closures. A 12-foot lane width restriction will be in effect.

Jobs numbers: 
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 47 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This project will improve sign visibility for motorists. Upgraded guardrails and added delineators will increase safety.