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Marquette County road projects to start May 8

MARQUETTE – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today the Marquette County Road Commission and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin road and bridge repair projects next week including the M-35 rebuilding project in Marquette County.

“(Based on economic modeling) this week’s projects in Marquette and Mecosta counties will support 53 jobs,” Whitmer said. “Through the end of this construction season, we will have fixed nearly 20,000 lane miles of road and 1,400 bridges, supporting over 89,000 jobs without raising taxes. Each of the projects we’re working on will make a real difference in people’s lives, keep drivers safe, and ensure people can get to where they need to go.”

MDOT, Forsyth Township, and the Marquette County Road Commission plan to invest about $4.4 million to rebuild .66 miles of M-35 from east of Smith Street to the east branch of the Escanaba River in Gwinn.

Work includes asphalt rebuilding; concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk ramp installation; storm sewer and drainage repairs; bridge approach repairs; watermain and sanitary sewer repairs; detour route improvements; and pavement markings. Work on Southgate Drive detour route improvements is planned to start on May 8.

“I’m always happy to see various levels of government working together,” said state Representative Jenn Hill. “This partnership is a win-win-win for the state, county and township, and their collaborative approach will ensure our infrastructure is maintained and improved as efficiently as possible.”

These and future repairs are made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan plan, a five-year, $3.5 billion investment in our highways and bridges, and the bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan, the largest one-time investment in Michigan’s infrastructure in state history.


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