US-31 widening through Grawn to start March 30

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                             
Grand Traverse

HIGHWAY:                         
US-31

CLOSEST CITY:                
Grawn

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:            
Monday, March 30, 2020 (weather dependent)

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:     
Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

PROJECT:                           
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $4.4 million to repave and widen nearly 2.5 miles of US-31 from east of Sullivan Road to M-37 (Chums Corner). When complete, this section of US-31 will include a center left-turn lane, as well as new concrete curb and gutter sections, culverts, drainage improvements, and water main replacements.

Project map

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                   
During most of construction, two-lane, two-way traffic will be maintained, with some single-lane closures with traffic regulators required intermittently. Work will begin with utility relocation work that will only require shoulder closures.

SAFETY FEATURES:                    
This project includes a new center left-turn lane, closure and creation of a cul de sac for the Curtis Road intersection with US-31, realignment of the Sawyer Road intersection with US-31, and new pavement markings and signs.