Local briefingv

MDOT to start US 41 resurfacing 

MARQUETTE — Single-lane closures will be in place as the Michigan Department of Transportation begins a $330,000 project to resurface about 3.5 miles of U.S. 41 from the Marquette/Alger county line north to Marquette County Road 456.

Work includes crack filling, gravel shoulders, resurfacing and pavement markings. Crack filling will start Tuesday, with resurfacing work to start in early to mid-June.

The project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety, and will extend the lifespan of the roadway, MDOT officials said in a release.

For a project map, visit https://bit.ly/2KS0La5 .

Presque Isle Ave. rebuild to begin

MARQUETTE — The first phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project in Marquette will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The first phase will include the east half of the street from Wright Street to a point south of Center Street. The west half will be open to two-way traffic. This is the first of four phases with this one expected to last four weeks, a city press release states.

The work will detour truck traffic from Presque Isle Avenue to Fair Avenue, Lakeshore Boulevard, Wright Street and back onto Presque Isle Avenue. This detour route is only for truck traffic and will remain this way for the duration of the project. Local truck deliveries for businesses along Presque Isle Avenue from Wright Street to Fair Avenue will have access to this area. Businesses in this area are open and patrons will have access to them.

Traffic will experience lane shifts at each end of this area. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through the area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing, city officials said.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the Marquette Engineering Division website under the Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction Project link at www.marquettemi.gov.

Hebert Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.