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I-75 Business Loop rebuilding - Gaylord

About the project

MDOT will rebuild 2.2 miles of the I-75 Business Loop (BL/South Otsego Avenue) between southbound I-75 Exit 279 and Wisconsin Avenue/Grandview Boulevard in Gaylord. The project will include rebuilding the asphalt roadway, a new roundabout at McCoy Road, nonmotorized pathways, and streetscape improvements. 

Work is scheduled to be completed in two phases:

  • During the first phase, crews will work on building the roundabout at McCoy Road and rebuilding the highway north to Wisconsin Avenue/Grandview Boulevard. During this phase, crews will also patch and seal the deck of the bridge over I-75 at Exit 279. Work on this phase is scheduled to begin April 1 and be completed by Aug. 2. Work on the Exit 279 bridge is scheduled to be completed by May 23.
  • During the second phase, crews will work on rebuilding the highway from McCoy Road south to the northbound I-75 Exit 279 ramp. This phase is scheduled to begin July 8 and be completed by Oct. 18.

Project details

Schedule
April  - November 2024

Location
Gaylord, Otsego County

Benefits
Improved safety
Improved traffic flow
Improved mobility
Crash reduction

Cost
$13.3 million

Contact
Brad Swanson, Engineer
Gaylord TSC
989-370-3792

Traffic impacts

Crews will build a temporary runaround lane on the west side of the McCoy Road intersection to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction while the McCoy Road intersection is built. During this phase, McCoy Road and the alternate truck route will be closed to through-traffic, including the east side of the intersection, until the roundabout is completed. Eastbound McCoy Road traffic will be detoured on Dickerson Road, Otsego Lake Drive, South Otsego Avenue, Johnson Road, and Krys Road; westbound McCoy traffic will be detoured on Krys Road, M-32, and Dickerson Road.

Detour Map

While the I-75 Exit 279 bridge is patched and sealed, one lane will be open in each direction with traffic shifts.

During the second phase of construction, one lane will be open in each direction with traffic shifts.

Additional information

Roundabouts help prevent severe crashes that often result in injuries or fatalities, while allowing better traffic flow than with a traffic signal.