Public meeting for US-31 Grawn project cancelled

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

March 27, 2020 -- In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and an earlier-than-expected start on construction, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be cancelling the public meeting scheduled for April 16 regarding the US-31 project through Grawn.

Beginning March 30, 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 new center left-turn lane, as well as new concrete curb and gutter sections, culverts, drainage improvements, and water main replacements. This project also includes closing and creating a cul de sac for the Curtis Road intersection with US-31, realigning the Sawyer Road intersection with US-31, and new pavement markings and signs.

During most of construction, two-lane, two-way traffic will be maintained, with some intermittent single-lane closures with traffic regulators required. Work will begin with utility relocation work that will only require shoulder closures. The project is expected to be completed by mid-August.            

The state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the coronavirus risk to Michigan residents. 

For current and up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus, visit http://www.Michigan.gov/Coronavirus or http://www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus.