US-41 reconstruction in Marquette underway

Motorists in Marquette County are in for about six months of construction between Marquette and Harvey.

The Michigan Department of Transportation started a major US-41/M-28 project Monday, April 9. It is expected to continue through Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

MDOT will be reconstructing US-41/M-28 from the Carp River in Marquette to Bayou Street in Harvey, and resurfacing the highway from Bayou Street to the US-41/M-28 intersection in Harvey. This project also will include construction of a multi-use pathway along Lake Superior.

While this project will require lane closures with traffic shifts, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Full-time lane closures will begin April 23.

Temporary turn lanes will be maintained at driveways and roadway approaches, and a temporary traffic signal will be installed at the Marquette Branch Prison entrance. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.