Flood mitigation begins on US-31 BR in Pentwater

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications, 616-262-1565
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Oceana

HIGHWAY:
US-31 Business Route (BR) (Monroe Road)

CLOSEST CITY:
Pentwater

START DATE:
Monday, May 18, 2020

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Friday, July 3, 2020

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing a system of temporary dams and pumps to mitigate the flooding issues on US-31 BR near Long Bridge Road along Pentwater Lake.

Project map

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Lane closures will be in effect for the duration of the project, as well as full closures with detours during the underground work for pump installation.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will minimize the water over the road and extend the service life of the roadway.