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MDOT to host virtual meeting

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Transportation and the city of Houghton will hold a hybrid virtual public meeting from 5-5:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the 2021-22 U.S. 41 — Townsend Drive and College Avenue — rebuilding project in Houghton.

This meeting immediately precedes a regular Houghton City Council meeting. People can attend in person or participate on Microsoft Teams. There will be a short presentation at 5 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period.

Beginning this spring, MDOT will invest $9 million to rebuild 1.1 miles of U.S. 41 from McInnes Drive to Isle Royale Street. The work will include converting the four-lane boulevard section to two lanes with designated turn lanes at major intersections, widening College Avenue to add a center left-turn lane, storm sewer improvements, and city sanitary sewer and water main replacements. One-way detours are planned during each summer for this project. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

Long-term benefits include improvements to vehicle and pedestrian safety and operations, according to MDOT. For more information about the project, visit the project website. Throughout work, project detour and closure information will be posted on MDOT’s Mi Drive website, and will also be shared on social media.

To join by phone without using Internet, call 248-509-0316

Conference ID: 307 381 289#

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. To make a request, contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or CurryO@Michigan.gov at least seven days before the meeting.

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