US-31 Rebuilding, Charlevoix County

Start: April 5, 2021     End: Oct. 30, 2021
Investment: $13.3 million
What Is Being Done?

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $13.3 million to rebuild nearly 7 miles of US-31 from Barnard/Norwood Road to Barnard/Old Norwood Road south of Charlevoix. This project includes removing the old concrete pavement, as well as installing new concrete curb and gutter, drainage improvements, water main replacement, and new guardrail and pavement markings. Work is expected to begin after April 5 and be finished by the end of October.

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

All through-traffic will be detoured on Marion Center and Atwood roads.

Within the work zone, traffic will be maintained under lane closures with traffic regulators, and access to local businesses and residences will be accommodated. MDOT temporarily widened US-31 from Heise Road to Barnard Road in 2020 to help maintain local access during this project.

Contact Us:

Call the MDOT Gaylord Transportation Service Center at 989-731-5090 or e-mail Bradley Swanson

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