ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Monday, Sept. 28, 2020
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $200,000 to build a new portable intermittent weigh station (PITWS) at the northbound I-75 St. Ignace Welcome Center. A PITWS is a set of depressions designed for placement of portable scales to weigh commercial vehicles. When PITWS are unavailable, blocks must be placed under vehicles by an officer to align the axles. Installing a PITWS greatly reduces labor and time to weigh a vehicle.
Work on this project will include concrete pavement, open-graded base, drainage, and pavement markings. This project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty.
The project map is available on Mi Drive.
The southern portion of the Welcome Center parking area will be closed. Both entrance and exit drives will remain open at all times.
PITWS installations are part of the state's strategy to ensure the safety and security of the public while protecting the roads from deterioration due to overweight vehicles.