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Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2022

Contact: Press@michigan.gov

 

Gov. Whitmer Continues to Fix Roads and Bridges with Projects Starting Today in Calhoun, Cheboygan, Delta, Leelanau, Marquette and Menominee Counties

In 2022, Gov. Whitmer is making the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that major road repairs are expected to begin today in six counties across Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects include, M-22 resurfacing in Suttons Bay in Leelanau County, I-94/I-69 interchange work in Calhoun County, I-75 resurfacing in Cheboygan County, US-41/M-28 rebuilding project in Marquette County, US-41 resurfacing project in Menominee County, and M-183 Delta County culvert replacement. Based on economic modeling, these investments are expected to directly and indirectly support 2,894 jobs.

“Across Michigan, we are fixing the damn roads to save motorists time and money. Investments like these in Calhoun, Cheboygan, Delta, Leelanau, Marquette and Menominee counties will help drivers go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Since I took office through the end of this year, we will have invested 70% more in our roads in four years than the previous four years. By the end of 2022, we will fix over 16,000 lane miles of road and 900 bridges, supporting nearly 89,000 jobs, including today’s projects in five counties to improve ride quality, reduce congestion, and extend the service life of critical roads. This construction season, thanks to my Rebuilding Michigan Plan and the recent, bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan, Michiganders will see more orange barrels and cones than ever before as we move forward at record pace to fix roads and bridges across Michigan. We’re fixing our roads with the right mix and materials, so they stay fixed, without raising taxes by a cent. Let’s keep moving dirt!”

M-22 resurfacing in Suttons Bay in Leelanau County 

MDOT will be investing $619,000 to resurface M-22 from south of Front Street to south of M-204 and from north of Dumas Road to the north side of Mill Pond Bridge in the village of Suttons Bay. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support roughly eight jobs.  

County:

Leelanau

Highway:

M-22

Closest city:

Suttons Bay

Start date:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Friday, June 10, 2022 (second application of pavement markings to be complete by July 8)

Traffic restrictions:

Daytime lane closures with traffic regulators.

Safety benefit:

This project will improve safety and ride quality for motorists and extend the life of the roadway.

I-75 resurfacing in Cheboygan County

MDOT will be investing $671,000 to resurface I-75 from Riggsville Road to Levering Road in Cheboygan County. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support roughly eight jobs.

County:

Cheboygan

Highway:

I-75

Closest city:

Cheboygan

Start date:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Friday, July 22, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

One lane will be open in each direction.

Safety benefit:

This work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface

 US-41/M-28 rebuilding project in Marquette County

MDOT will be investing $3.7 million to rebuild US-41/M-28 from the Front Street roundabout to Furnace Street in the city of Marquette, Marquette County. Work includes 0.6 miles of asphalt rebuilding; cold milling and asphalt surfacing of the roundabout; watermain, storm sewer and drainage repairs and improvements; traffic signal work; signs; and pavement markings. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 47 jobs.

County:

Marquette County

Highway:

US-41/M-28

Closest city:

Marquette

Start date:

May 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

One lane will be open in each direction with a center left-turn lane during the project. Temporary short-term detours will be needed during roundabout resurfacing. Some side road closures and local street detours will be needed for work at intersections.

Safety benefit:

This project will improve safety and ride quality for motorists and extend the life of the roadway.

US-41 resurfacing project in Menominee County

MDOT is investing $10.2 million to resurface 17.9 miles of US-41 from south of 56th Avenue in the city of Menominee to south of County Road 352 in the city of Stephenson, Menominee County. The project includes asphalt milling, two courses of asphalt resurfacing, joint repairs, guardrail replacement, drainage improvements, and pavement markings. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 130 jobs.

County:

Menominee

Highway:

US-41

Closest city:

Menominee, Stephenson

Start date:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

Motorists should expect intermittent single-lane closures using traffic regulators throughout the project. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project.

Safety benefit:

This work will extend the lifespan of the roadway and result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists.

M-183 Delta County culvert replacement

MDOT is investing $2.7 to resurface the roadway and replace a culvert on M-183 in Delta County. The project includes 2.1 miles of asphalt resurfacing, guardrail replacement, and pavement markings from the M-183/US-2 intersection south to the culvert location. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 34 jobs.

County:

Delta

Highway:

M-183

Closest city:

Garden

Start date:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Estimated end date:

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

One alternating lane will be open at the culvert during work using a temporary traffic signal. Later in the summer, motorists can expect intermittent lane closures using traffic regulators during the resurfacing portion of the project. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place at the culvert.

Safety benefit:

This work will extend the lifespan of the roadway by replacing an aging culvert and will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists.

I-94/I-69 interchange work in Calhoun County

Lane closures are set to begin Monday at the I-94/I-69 interchange as part of MDOT ongoing $210 million investment to rebuild I-69 between Island Highway in Charlotte, Eaton County, and I-94 in Marshall, Calhoun County. This work includes building temporary crossovers on I-94, and then will transition into rebuilding both eastbound and westbound I-94 at I-69. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support nearly 2,667 jobs.

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

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County:

Calhoun

Highway:

I-94

Closest city:

Marshall

Start date:

Monday, May 23, 2022

Estimated end date:

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022

Traffic restrictions:

Expect a single-lane closure in each direction of I-94 at I-69. Drivers are advised to see alternate routes.

Safety benefit:

These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-69, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.

Rebuilding Michigan Plan

Since Governor Whitmer took office, Michigan has repaired, rebuilt, or replaced 13,198 lane miles of road and 903 bridges, supporting nearly 82,000 jobs. Recently, Governor Whitmer signed the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan plan to invest nearly $5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit families in every region of the state. The Building Michigan Together Plan calls for critical investments of $645 million in Michigan’s infrastructure, including $317 million for road and bridge programs, benefitting both state and local projects.