M-553 Bridge Construction

The construction project on the M-553 bridge between Gwinn and the Crossroads area of Sands Township is about to move into high gear.

The bridge over the old Canadian National Railroad is undergoing a major overhaul.

Work is being done on its piers, its concrete beams and its joints.

The major project means a portion of the road will be closed.

Traffic will be directed along a detour through K.I. Sawyer on M-94 and Kelly Johnson Memorial Drive.

The project is expected to last until the end of July.

If you’re planning a road trip and want to see what you can expect when you’re out on the road, MDOT has a handy tool on its website that you can use.

If you go here and have a look at the right-hand side, you can type in your route to locate construction sites.