Houghton traffic to change Monday

HOUGHTON — Starting Monday, traffic will be reconfigured at the Michigan Department of Transportation U.S. 41 rebuilding project In Houghton.

Currently, one lane is open in each direction on U.S. 41/Townsend Drive. Starting Monday, northbound U.S. 41 traffic will follow a posted detour onto Cliff Drive around the north side of the Michigan Tech campus. Southbound U.S. 41 traffic will be shifted onto the new pavement on the northbound side of the highway.

This traffic configuration is expected to last through August.

MDOT is investing $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. The project started in May. Work is expected to be suspended for the winter in late September and be completed in fall 2022, according to MDOT.

For more information about the project, visit the project website.


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