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Traffic signal modernizations and sidewalk ramp upgrades in northern Lower Peninsula start July 18

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation will be investing $1.6 million to modernize traffic signals and upgrade sidewalk ramps at six locations: US-23 at Ripley Boulevard and US-23 at Werth Road in Alpena; M-119 at Pleasantview Road east of Harbor Springs; US-23 at Newman Street in East Tawas; M-33 at Main Street in Rose City; and M-55 at Reserve Road west of Prudenville. 

Counties:
Alpena, Emmet, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Roscommon

Highways:
US-23, M-119, M-55, and M-33

Closest cities:
Alpena, Harbor Springs, East Tawas, Rose City, and Prudenville

Start date:
Monday, July 18, 2022

Estimated end date:
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
Drivers should expect lane shifts and shoulder closures. Sidewalk ramps will be closed as they are removed and replaced.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 20 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This project includes new traffic signals and equipment and upgraded sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.