The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to complete a $650,000 resurfacing project on the road, from U.S. 31 to M-231, over the next several weeks.
“We’ve got the project starting on May 7,” said John Richard, spokesman for MDOT’s Grand Region. “This is only a month to do 5 miles of M-45.”
Richard said the project should be done fairly quick, and the road should be smooth once it is finished.
“Traffic will be maintained using daytime lane closures,” Richard noted.
The alternating lane closures will be during work hours, with one lane open under flag control.
Richard said the “mill-and-fill” project is considered preventative maintenance, where about an inch of the existing surface will be removed and a new layer of asphalt will be placed on top.
“This will extend the surface life of the road,” he said.
Other MDOT projects taking place in Ottawa County this spring and summer include:
— Constructing indirect left-turn lanes at Barry Street in Olive Township along U.S. 31. Considered daytime work, this project will have one lane open in each direction.
— Reconstruct 0.8 mile of the I-196 business loop from 88th Avenue to I-196. One lane will be open in each direction during the work. Main Street, M-121 (Chicago Drive) and the westbound I-196 ramp to Byron Road will be closed and detoured for approximately three weeks during the project.
Additionally, a section of Lincoln Street, from U.S. 31 to 144th Avenue, is currently closed to through-traffic until early June. The closure will allow contractors to complete an extension of sanitary sewer and construction of turn lanes for the new Stonewater Development along Lincoln near Mariposa Avenue.
Rosy Mound Drive, from U.S. 31 to Lakeshore Drive, will also be closed from today (Monday, April 30) until Sunday, May 6.