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M-55 bridge repairs in Ogemaw and Iosco counties start June 20

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing $711,000 to repair three bridges on M-55 crossing the Au Gres River in Ogemaw and Iosco counties. Work will include epoxy sealant, concrete barrier replacement, bridge foundation repair, deck patching, guardrail upgrades, and approach improvements. 

Counties:
Ogemaw and Iosco

Highway:
M-55

Closest city:
Whittemore

Start date:
Monday, June 20, 2022

Estimated end date:
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require a single-lane closure at each bridge, with one lane of alternating traffic controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Mill Station Road will be closed from the start of work through late July, with traffic from M-65 detoured on Prescott Road, Mills Road, and Sage Lake Road; traffic from M-55 will be detoured on Sage Lake Road, Mills Road, and Prescott Road.

Jobs numbers: 
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 10 jobs. 

Safety benefit:
This work will protect the structural integrity and extend the service life of the bridges.