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US-31/M-22 roundabout in Manistee opens to traffic next week

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will open the new roundabout at the US-31/M-22 intersection north of Manistee to traffic on Monday, Sept. 19. Remaining work is scheduled to continue through October.

On Monday, MDOT will remove temporary traffic signals on US-31 and lift the detour for M-22 traffic. The temporary runaround that has been used to maintain US-31 traffic will be removed to allow crews to build the roundabout’s south leg.

Remaining work includes minor roadside restoration, installation of permanent lighting, and plantings next spring. This season’s work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

This cooperative project between MDOT and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians invests $1.5 million to build the new roundabout; the Little River tribe contributed $883,000 toward the project.

This work, which started in July, will improve safety and traffic flow at this intersection. More information about roundabouts is available at

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 19 jobs.

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