Houghton intersection project planned

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be working to replace the traffic signals at the intersection of US-41 and MacInnes Drive in Houghton.

This is one of the busiest intersections near the campus of Michigan Tech.

MDOT says work will start this Monday and continue for several weeks.

The project consists of replacing the main steel poles at each corner, replacing all of the traffic and crosswalk signals, and replacing sections of concrete curb and sidewalk at the corners.

This will result in partial closer of the pedestrian sidewalks to allow the contractor to do the work.

The contractor has promised to allow pedestrian access on one side or the other of MacInnes Drive at all times during construction.