US-41 culvert repair project starts Monday

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Houghton

HIGHWAY:
US-41

CLOSEST TOWN:
Chassell

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Monday, May 18, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $90,000 to repair two culverts on US-41: one south of Second Street in Chassell and one north of Broemer Road, both in Houghton County. Work will include partial culvert replacement, culvert cleanout and slope restoration. 

A map of the project area is available on Mi Drive.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
The work will require shoulder closures and traffic regulators.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will permanently replace a culvert damaged in flooding in 2018, increasing safety and extending the lifespan of the roadway.

ESSENTIAL WORK:
This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.