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Southbound US-131 bridge repairs over M-115 begin March 18

GAYLORD, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $3.6 million to repair the southbound US-131 bridge over M-115 south of Cadillac in Wexford County. The project includes deck replacement, steel repairs, pin and hanger replacement, structural steel cleaning and coating, substructure repairs, guardrail, and approach work. Similar repairs to the northbound US-131 bridge over M-115 are scheduled for this fall.



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Start date:
Monday, March 18, 2024 (weather dependent)

Estimated end date:
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Traffic restrictions:
Traffic will be detoured around the bridge using the southbound US-131 on and off ramps, controlled with a temporary traffic signal at M-115. Some work on the bridge will require intermittent nighttime closures of M-115.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 51 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will preserve the structural integrity of the bridges.

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