MDOT to invest $51 million in northern lower Michigan

Contact: Bob Felt, MDOT Office of Communications,
Agency: Transportation

Fast Facts:
- MDOT will invest $51 million in North Region roads and bridges this year.
- MDOT will improve or maintain 446 miles of state roads in 2012.

March 29, 2012 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $51 million in transportation projects in the MDOT North Region this year, including 39 projects that will improve or maintain 446 miles of state trunklines in the northern lower peninsula.

Major 2012 North Region road repair projects include:

- I-75 from the Ogemaw County line to Maple Valley Road, Roscommon County;
- I-75 Business Loop in West Branch, Ogemaw County;
- I-75 culvert replacement at LaPorte Creek, Ogemaw County;
- M-32 from downtown East Jordan to Airport Drive, Charlevoix County;
- M-115 at Stone Ledge Lake, from S. 45 Road to W. 48 1/2 Road, Wexford County;
- US-10 near Chase, Lake and Osceola counties;
- US-23 from the AuSable River bridge to F-41 in Oscoda, Iosco County; and
- US-31 in downtown Manistee, Manistee County;
- US-31 from Spring Valley Drive to M-115, Benzie County.

In addition, North Region crews will be working on 16 preventive maintenance projects, eight traffic safety projects, and six miscellaneous projects that involve building trails, installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, and new pavement markings and signs.

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