Road resurfacing to start in Michigan, part of $2.5 million investment

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Transportation announced crews will start resurfacing more than 19 miles of three highways on Tuesday, July 9, including parts of U.S. 131, M60, and M 86 in St. Joseph County.   

Sections of work include U.S.131 from Dickinson Road in Constantine to Garber Road in White Pigeon, M 60 from Hoffman Road in Three Rivers to Plainfield Drive in Mendon, and M 86 from South Main Street in Three Rivers to West Main Street in Centreville.

MDOT officials say the work is being done to improve the safety and quality of the road.

Officials add this $2.5 million investment includes chip seal, fog seal, and micro-surfacing.

Based on economic modeling, officials say this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 30 jobs.

MDOT estimates work will be completed by September 17.

Expected restrictions include single-lane closures with a flagging operation.

“Across Michigan, we are moving dirt and fixing the damn roads to drive economic activity, help Michiganders go to work, drop their kids off at school, and run errands safely,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Through the end of this construction season, we will have fixed, repaired, or replaced nearly 23,000 lane miles of state-owned roads and 1,600 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.”

The work in St. Joseph County is just one of eight Michigan counties receiving road improvements.

Other counties include Genesee, Ingham, Livingston, Macomb, Otsego, Wexford, and Missaukee.

You can find a map of active and upcoming roadwork on MDOT's website.

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