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MDOT public meeting May 11 to discuss two rebuilding projects in Sault Ste Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to discuss the upcoming M-129 and I-75 Business Spur projects in Sault Ste. Marie. There will be a short presentation at 3 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period.

MDOT staff and contractors  
Interested residents and business owners
Community stakeholders

Thursday, May 11, 2023
3 p.m.

International Bridge Administration
James McIntyre Conference Room
934 Bridge Plaza
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Meeting participants should access the building at the east entrance (nearest the toll booths).

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project information:
MDOT plans to invest about $7.8 million to rebuild M-129 from north of 10 Mile Road to 18th Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County. Work includes crushing and shaping, asphalt resurfacing, storm sewer, city watermain, and traffic signal improvements. Shoulders will also be widened for non-motorized traffic. Work is expected to begin in May and be completed in October. During the project, traffic will be maintained using lane closures with traffic regulators and a directional detour during some stages.

Also, MDOT is investing about $1.1 million to rebuild .36  miles of I-75 Business Spur (BS) (Ashmun Street) from Power Canal to Portage Avenue in Sault Ste Marie. The work will include asphalt milling and resurfacing, asphalt overlays, brick paver crosswalk removal, drainage structure repairs, concrete curb and gutter replacement, and pavement markings. Sidewalk ramps at intersecting streets will be updated to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Some milling and resurfacing will be done at night. Daytime work will be performed utilizing lane closures and traffic regulators. Night work will require full closures and detours. Work began this week and is expected to be completed by June 28.

Throughout work, project information will be posted on MDOT's Mi Drive website, and will also be shared on social media.

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