US-23 reconstruction in East Tawas area starts April 23

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications,
 LakeJ1@michigan.gov
906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                            
Iosco

HIGHWAY:                         
US-23

CLOSEST CITY:                
East Tawas

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:            
Monday, April 23, 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:     
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

PROJECT:                           
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $10 million to reconstruct 5.7 miles of US-23 from north of Tawas Beach Road to south of Kirkland Drive. The project also features new curb and gutter, new storm sewer, and safety improvements, including extension of the center left-turn lane to Aulerich Road.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2qlwMyL

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:                    
This work will require single-lane closures with flag control.

SAFETY FEATURES:                   
This project will include installing new rumble strips and pavement markings. The extension of the center left-turn lane to Aulerich Road will improve safety as well.