MARQUETTE – Marquette County is on the list of road construction projects by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Effective June 5, residents will see resurfacing and safety improvements on 6.2 miles of US-41/M-28 from Iroquois Drive to Brickyard Road in the city of Negaunee, Negaunee Township, and Marquette Township. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September.
“I am excited to see millions of dollars in state funding coming to the Central Upper Peninsula to support our infrastructure,” said State Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette). “Improving our roads makes travel safer and ensures the availability of good-paying jobs. I will continue advocating for these critical investments that our communities need.”
The $5.7 million project includes asphalt resurfacing, full-depth joint repairs, and adding left -turn lanes. Highway crossovers will be reconfigured from the east intersection with Heritage Drive to the end of the grass median east of Pond Road. This will include building truck loons, areas of pavement outside of the normal traffic lanes to provide additional room for commercial vehicles to turn.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to support 69 jobs.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said “fixing the damn roads” is critical to the development and growth of rural areas across Michigan.
“We are moving dirt … to drive our economy forward and help Michiganders get around safely,” said Governor Whitmer. “Through the end of this construction season, we will have fixed, repaired, or replaced nearly 20,000 lane miles of state-owned roads and 1,400 bridges since I took office, supporting 89,000 jobs without raising taxes by a dime.
“Let’s roll up our sleeves and keep getting things done.”