M-68 resurfacing in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties to resume June 1

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

COUNTIES:
Cheboygan and Presque Isle

HIGHWAY:
M-68

CLOSEST CITIES:
Indian River and Onaway

START DATE:
Monday, June 1, 2020

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $2.7 million to resurface nearly 18.8 miles of M-68 in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties, from I-75 near Indian River to east of County Line Road near Onaway. This project began in 2019 but was not completed on schedule due to a labor dispute involving the project contractor and its employees.

For project details and a map, visit Mi Drive.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
This work will require single-lane closures with traffic regulators.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project includes new roadside delineators, pavement markings and rumble strips.

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.