Resurfacing for US-31 in Mason County to Begin April 18

US-31 in Mason County is among four other road and bridge projects that are expected to begin next week, announced Governor Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday.

MDOT will be investing $2.4 million to resurface about three miles of US-31 between Hoague Road in Mason County and Fox Farm Road in Manistee County. The project will improve safety and ride quality for drivers and will extend the life of the road.

The project is expected to begin Monday, April 18 and is estimated to be complete by Friday, July 1. US-31 will be closed and traffic will be detoured on Hoague, Quarterline, County Line, Maple and Fox Farm Roads.

Officials say based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 30 jobs.

“Across Michigan, we are fixing the damn roads to save motorists time and money. Investments like these in Bay, Gratiot, Kent, Lapeer, and Mason counties will ensure our bridges and roads are safe for years to come,” said Governor Whitmer. “My Rebuilding Michigan Plan and the recently enacted Building Michigan Together Plan are helping us fix our roads and bridges with the right mix and materials, making them much less susceptible to our notorious pothole seasons, all without raising taxes by a cent. Since I took office, Michigan has repaired, rebuilt, or replaced over 13,000 lane miles of road and over 900 bridges, supporting nearly 82,000 jobs. These projects will add to that total and continue and support even more good-paying jobs in these communities.”

The other four projects announced Tuesday include: resurfacing US-127 in Gratiot County, rebuilding I-69 in Lapeer County, year two of resurfacing I-75 in Bay County, and improving roads and bridges on I-96, along with the I-96 interchange connection project, in Kent County.