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US-31, M-68 reconstruction in Alanson starts April 10

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $16.5 million to rebuild US-31 from Indiana Road to south of the northern Milton Road/US-31 intersection, and M-68 from US-31 to the Crooked River bridge in the village of Alanson and Littlefield Township. This project will include sidewalk improvements, traffic signal improvements, access management changes to driveways and intersections along the route, streetscape improvements, carpool lot paving, and drainage improvements.

The project plan also includes closing Chicago Street between US-31 and Milton Street and extending Bonz Street to the US-31/Pine Street intersection.


US-31 and M-68

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Start date:
Monday, April 10, 2023

Estimated end date:
November 2023

Traffic restrictions:
Work on this project will be divided into four segments, and will require detours on local streets, lane closures with traffic regulators, and traffic shifts.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 200 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will improve the driving surface of the road, extend the service life of the roadway, and provide safer and more comfortable crossings for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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