Construction Begins on M-72 and M-186

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced work will begin on the M-72 and M-186 highways.

A six-mile stretch of M-72 will see single-lane closures starting Monday.

That extends from the M-93 intersection to the Kalkaska-Crawford county line.

The $6.5 million dollar project includes new road markings and rumble strips.

MDOT expects this project to be done by October 1st.

Construction also starts Monday on a new round-a-bout in Fife Lake.

Drivers will not be able to take M-186 between US-131 and M-113.

The detour will be on M-113 and US-131.

The $1.5 million dollar projects will also build a new curb and improve the drainage system. 

MDOT says phases one and two of the project should be done by mid-May.