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Bridge repair projects start May 15

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to invest about $2.9 million to repair three bridges in Iron and Ontonagon counties. Work includes a deep overlay; epoxy overlay; joint replacement; deck, railing, and substructure patching; curb and gutter repairs; guardrail; and approach work on US-45 over the east branch of the Ontonagon River, M-64 over the Mineral River, and M-69 over the Paint River. This project includes a five-year performance warranty for the epoxy bridge deck overlay.

Iron, Ontonagon

M-69, M-64, US-45

Closest towns:
Crystal Falls, White Pine, Mass City

Start date:
Monday, May 15, 2023

Estimated end date:
October 2023 (For all three bridges)

Traffic restrictions:
During the project traffic will be maintained with one lane of alternating traffic utilizing temporary traffic signals. Detours will be necessary during some phases of the projects.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 35 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will extend the lifespan of the bridges and result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists.

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