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MDOT public open house March 7 for M-46, M-19 improvements in Sanilac County

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house to learn more about an upcoming $26.4 million investment to rebuild and improve M-46 and M-19 in Sanilac County. Work will be done on M-46 from Maple Valley Street in Sandusky to the Carsonville west village limit and on M-19 from Miller Road to M-46. Attendees will be able to view project information and project staff will be present and available to answer questions.

Community stakeholders
City representatives
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors  

Thursday, March 7, 2024
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Sandusky City Hall
26 W. Speaker St.
Sandusky, MI 48471

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

Project information:
This $26.4 million investment includes replacing the M-46 bridge over the Black River, rebuilding M-46 in the city of Sandusky, replacing storm sewer, upgrading traffic signals, replacing curbs, upgrading sidewalks, safety improvements, new bridge approaches, and guardrail work.

Work is expected to begin on M-46 in Sandusky on March 11 and end in November. M-46 will be closed from M-19 to Campbell Road and detoured via M-19, Miller Road, and Campbell Road.

Additional work for this year will involve closing M-46 from Maple Valley Street to M-19, and closing northbound M-19 from Miller Road to M-46. Detour routes and additional information for these closures will be announced in advance of the start of construction.

This project is being coordinated with the City of Sandusky's watermain improvements.

Beginning next March, crews expect to close M-46 at the Black River, detouring traffic using Ruth Road, Forester Road, and Maple Grove Road. Other work in 2025 includes improving M-46 from Campbell Road to the Carsonville west village limit.  That work is expected to be complete by November 2025.

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