US-131/M-186 roundabout detour in Fife Lake to change next week

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, LakeJ1@Michigan.gov, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                            
Grand Traverse

HIGHWAYS:                                   
US-131 and M-186

CLOSEST CITY:                
Fife Lake

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:           
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (weather and construction progress permitting)

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:     
Late June 2019 (full project completion in late July)

PROJECT:                           
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $1.8 million to build a new roundabout at the intersection of US-131, M-186 and West State Street in Fife Lake. The project will include new concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, culverts, sewer and drainage upgrades, and new signs and pavement markings.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2uLlzdo

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
During the next stage of the project, US-131 will be closed to through-traffic between M-186 and M-113 to the south of the roundabout, with traffic detoured on M-113 and M-186. Local traffic on US-131 will be maintained. A temporary traffic signal will be placed at the M-113/M-186 intersection, and a temporary all-way stop will be in place at the US-131/M-113 intersection.

During the final stage of construction, expected to start in late June and be completed in late July, southbound US-131 traffic will be detoured on M-186 and M-113, while northbound US-131 traffic will be maintained on US-131 through a portion of the new roundabout. The temporary traffic signal at the M-113/M-186 intersection will remain in place, as will the all-way stop at the US-131/M-113 intersection.

SAFETY FEATURES:                   
This new roundabout will help prevent severe crashes at this intersection, while maintaining traffic flow. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts, visit www.Michigan.gov/Roundabout.