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M-65 resurfacing in Alpena and Alcona counties starts May 9

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest nearly $5 million to resurface more than 27 miles of M-65 from the M-72 south junction to McCollum Lake Road, and from Van Wagoner Road to M-32 in Alcona and Alpena counties.


Alpena and Alcona



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Start date:

Monday, May 9, 2022

Estimated end date:

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require lane closures with traffic regulators. 

Jobs numbers: 
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 63 jobs. 

Safety benefit:
This work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface, along with new rumble strips and pavement markings.

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