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I-75 rebuilding in Cheboygan County continues April 10

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is beginning the construction phase of a two-year, $52 million investment in 2023 and 2024 to rebuild 9 miles of I-75 from Levering Road to US-31 in Cheboygan County. Work in 2022 included widening the paved shoulder of southbound I-75 and building three crossovers to help maintain traffic during the rebuilding portion of the project.

The southern half of the project is scheduled to be built in 2023 while the northern half is scheduled for 2024. The project includes removing the 1950s-era concrete roadway, which has been susceptible to joint deterioration, particularly during extreme summer temperatures.



Closest cities:
Mackinaw City and Topinabee

Start date:
Monday, April 10, 2023

Estimated end date:
November 2023 (final project completion November 2024)

Traffic restrictions:
Traffic will be maintained with directional crossovers south of Levering Road and at Hebron Road, with a movable barrier wall separating north and southbound traffic. The movable barrier wall will allow for two lanes of northbound traffic (one southbound) during peak traffic Fridays, and two lanes of southbound traffic (one northbound) on Sundays.

During the first half of this season’s work, when crews are rebuilding the northbound lanes, the northbound I-75 on-ramp at Levering Road will be closed. During the second half of this season’s work, when crews are rebuilding the southbound lanes, the southbound I-75 off-ramp at Levering Road will be closed.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 630 jobs.

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

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