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US-23 resurfacing in Alcona County starts April 10

ALPENA, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing $6.6 million to rebuild 2.4 miles of US-23 from south of Sayers Road to the north Alcona County line. This work includes crushing and reshaping of the existing roadway, resurfacing, drainage improvements, and new signing and pavement markings.



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Start date:
Monday, April 10, 2023 (weather and seasonal weight restrictions dependent)

Estimated end date:
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Traffic restrictions:
Beginning April 10, crews will address US-23 from Sayers Road to Spruce Road. This will require a full detour of US-23 from Black River Road to Barlow Road. Drivers will be detoured via Black River Road and Barlow Road.

Following this initial stage, crews will address US-23 from Spruce Road to south of Forest Hills. Traffic will be maintained using lane closures and traffic regulators. During this phase of construction, the US-23/Barlow Road intersection will be closed for up to 14 days. Barlow Road will be detoured via Spruce Road while intersection improvements are underway. This phase of work is expected to be complete in late June.

The final stage of construction will address US-23 from Forest Hills Drive to the north Alcona County line. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and maintained with temporary signals. This work is expected to be complete by Aug. 4.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 80 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface along with guardrail upgrades, drainage work, and new pavement markings.

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