NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZMQ) – Construction on US-41 between Negaunee and Marquette is about to begin. It’s set to begin on June 5th and wrap up around the end of September.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says the project will involve some single lane closures over the summer. The 6-mile stretch of 41 will be resurfaced, and work will be done on the median from Heritage Drive in Negaunee through just east of Pond Road. Dan Weingarten with The Upper Peninsula MDOT wants to remind drivers to be cautious when driving through construction zones.
“motorists driving through the area should expect some slower traffic during peak traffic times,” Weingarten says, “just leave yourself a little extra time when your traveling though the area.”
This summer there will be around 30 construction projects in progress in The Upper Peninsula. With upcoming summer vacation traffic on the way, MDOT urges travelers to visit Michigan.gov/drive to view construction that could impact their trip. The MI drive website gives drivers a map with traffic incidents, and future as well as current total and single lane closures.
“When you’re driving through a construction zone or any other time,” Weingarten says, “put down your phone, don’t drive distractedly. Pay attention to the cones and barrels that are out. Make sure to slow down and pay attention when you’re driving through any work zone.”