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Signal installation starts next week; road work starts May 8 in Big Rapids

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $4.3 million to resurface 5.75 miles of US-131 Business Route (BR) and M-20 in the city of Big Rapids. Work includes concrete joint repairs, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, and the installation of a new traffic signal at State Street and Gilbert Road.


US-131 Business Route (Perry Avenue/State Street), Old US-131 (State Street) and M-20 (Maple Street/3rd Avenue/Taft Road)

Closest city:
Big Rapids

Start date:
Monday, March 20, 2023 (traffic signal work)

Monday, May 8, 2023 (road improvements begin)

Estimated end date:
July 2023

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

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 52 jobs.

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

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