M-19 railroad crossing and culvert replacement in Huron County starts June 8

Contact: Jocelyn Hall, MDOT Office of Communications, 989-245-7117
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:                             
Huron

HIGHWAY:                                   
M-19

CLOSEST CITY:                 
Ubly

ESTIMATED START DATE:            
Monday, June 8, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:      
July 2020

PROJECT:                          
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Huron County Road Commission, and Huron and Eastern Railway will replace the box culvert at R.E.A. Drain and the railroad crossing on M-19 near McTaggart/Leppek Road. MDOT is committing $485,000 to fund the box culvert replacement for the Huron County Road Commission, and $50,000 to replace the Huron and Eastern Railway crossing. This work is being coordinated through multiple agencies to prevent additional closures of the M-19 corridor.

For project details and a map, visit Mi Drive.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: 
This work will require closing and detouring of M-19 near McTaggart/Leppek Road via Atwater Road, Bad Axe Road and Wadsworth Road. This work is weather dependent.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This work will improve the ride quality at the railroad crossing and improve roadside safety by extending the culvert further away from 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.