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Major work on US-41/M-28 roundabout project in Ishpeming starts Sept. 18

ISHPEMING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $6.4 million to build a roundabout at the intersection of US-41/M-28 and Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming, Marquette County. Work includes asphalt rebuilding, drainage work, guardrail, retaining walls, lighting, signs, pavement markings, bridge widening with steel beams, deck replacement, bridge barrier construction, and approach work. Some preliminary traffic signal work has already begun.






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Start date:
Monday, Sept. 18, 2023


Estimated end date:
Late October 2024


Traffic restrictions:
North Lakeshore drive will be closed beginning Sept. 18 with a posted detour on Country Lane and River Parkway. A temporary signal has been installed at the intersection of US-41/M-28 and Country Lane. This signal is currently in flash mode and will begin normal operation when the detour starts. During the project, one lane will be open in each direction on US-41/M-28. Additional local traffic detours will be required during future phases of the project.                            


Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 91 jobs. 


Safety benefit:
This project is expected to improve safety and traffic flow in this area. Learn more about the benefits of roundabouts on the MDOT website.

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