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Chip seal starts Monday on M-51 and M-89

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $1.8 million to resurface 21.4 miles of two state highways: M-51 from the north city limit of Niles to North Front Street in Dowagiac, and M-89 from M-343 in Richland to West Michigan Avenue near Battle Creek. Work includes single chip seal, fog seal, overbrand crack seal, and pavement markings.

Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, and Calhoun

M-51 and M-89

Closest cities:
Niles, Dowagiac, and Richland

Start date:
Monday, July 18, 2022

Estimated end date:
Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
Drivers should expect single-lane closures and traffic regulators.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 23 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will improve the driving surface of the road and extend the life of the roadway. 

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