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Resurfacing project in Houghton, Ontonagon counties starts today

TWIN LAKES, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $6.3 million to resurface about 22 miles of M-26, M-38 and US-45 in Ontonagon and Houghton counties. Work includes asphalt milling and overlay, culvert replacement, pavement sensor replacement, gravel shoulders, and pavement markings on M-26 from M-38 to Twin Lakes Road, on M-38 from M-26 to Firesteel Road, and on US-45 from the Baltimore River north to M-26.

Houghton, Ontonagon

M-26, M-38, US-45

Closest towns:
Greenland, Rockland, Twin Lakes

Start date:
Thursday, July 6, 2023

Estimated end date:
Late September 2023

Traffic restrictions:
Motorists should expect daytime lane closures using traffic regulators. A lane width restriction of 10 feet will be in place during later stages of the project.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 76 jobs. 

Safety benefit:
This project will increase safety for motorists and extend the lifespan of the roadway.

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