IRON MOUNTAIN — A major construction project in Dickinson County is about 2/3 of the way done according to a representative with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

The project at the intersection of US-2 and M-95 will look completely different when it’s done. Construction workers are removing the grassy median in order to build a five-lane highway.

The nearly $2 million project also includes a new traffic signal, as well as improvements in the curves and slant of the roadways.

“The project is on schedule as of right now,” said Dan Weingarten, communications representative for MDOT. “In about the first or second week of August, they should be ready to pave the second side of the roadway. They’ll be doing work on drainage, ditches, culverts, things like that in the next couple weeks.”

The project is expected to be completed in September. MDOT has 12 different construction projects in the works this summer, ranging from Hancock to St. Ignace.

To see all of the projects yourself, click HERE.