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US-31/3 Mile improvements - Traverse City

About this project

MDOT plans to make improvements to the US-31/3 Mile intersection in East Bay Township. This project will include sidewalk and traffic signal improvements, a second westbound left-turn lane, and alignment of the Traverse City State Park Beach driveway with the northbound approach of the intersection. The project also includes permanent property transfer to accommodate the second left-turn lane and signal equipment on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Traverse City State Park Beach recreational property north of the intersection.

Realignment of the access drive with the 3 Mile Road intersection will improve traffic flow entering and exiting the beach day-use area parking lot, which was identified as one of the 10-year action goals and was the number one improvement or change identified at the stakeholder meeting during the General Management Plan planning process. The DNR Parks and Recreation Division approved the Traverse City State Park general management plan in September 2021 to help guide future park development. 

Project details

Schedule
Spring 2026

Location
Grand Traverse County

Benefits
Improve safety
Improve pedestrian mobility
Reduce congestion
Improve driving surface

Cost
To be determined

Contact
Jessica Carpenter | 231-941-1986
Traverse City TSC

Involvement
Public Comment Form

Traffic impacts

  • This project will require a detour for US-31 traffic. Location and duration to be determined.