road construction

MARQUETTE, MI--   Reconstruction work on Fifth Street in Marquette starts Monday. 

The portion between Spring Street and Baraga Avenue will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. for Phase I of the project. It’s the first of two phases and is expected to last three weeks.

Traffic will be detoured and the Fifth Street entrance to City Hall will be closed. Traffic can access City Hall by the Baraga Avenue entrance.

There will be a temporary set up to allow two-way traffic. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling through the area. 

ISHPEMING, MI--   A road construction project between Ishpeming and Negaunee starts Tuesday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the $1.6 million project includes the resurfacing of 4.2 miles of US-41 from Westwood Drive east to Water Street. Work will also include asphalt milling and resurfacing; joint repairs; curb, gutter, and guardrail replacement; shoulder rumble strips; and pavement markings.

The project will require lane closures with traffic shifts. A minimum of one lane will be open in each direction for the duration.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Monday marks the beginning of roundabout construction on Fair Avenue in the City of Marquette. 

Fair from Presque Isle Avenue to Third Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase I of reconstruction work. Traffic will be detoured from Presque Isle to Kaye Avenue, Third Street, and back to Fair. Presque Isle will remain open by use of a lane shift.

This is the first of four phases and is expected to last about two weeks.

For more information go to the City of Marquette Engineering Division web site at 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Transportation is suspending much of its road and bridge work to ease traffic during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. 

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, MDOT will remove traffic restrictions on 92 of 131 active projects statewide. The construction suspension will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says the agency had no choice but to leave some lane restrictions in effect. He is urging drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

GREEN BAY, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin transportation officials say ongoing road work should not significantly affect those traveling to Green Bay on Sunday for the Packers home opener. 

However, the state Department of Transportation is reminding fans that construction season is ongoing so those traveling to Green Bay for the game should allow additional time.

There is ongoing work on U.S. 41 near Green Bay, including a reduction of the lane width for a 10-mile stretch south of Grant Street to Interstate 43. The speed limit along that stretch is reduced to 55 mph.