GWINN, Mich. (WZMQ) – MDOT has given an update on the $4.4 Million road renovation project to M-35 in Gwinn.
In May MDOT, Forsyth Township, and the Marquette County Road Commission began work on a .66 mile stretch of M-35 starting at Smith Street running north bound to Johnson Lake Road.
Work includes replacing watermain and sanitary sewer line replacement, adding sidewalks, and repaving the roadway. The contractor completing the renovation has ran into some delays, finding more groundwater than expected during excavation, but according to MDOT the project is still on track to be completed on its original timeline by late October.
“This has been ongoing throughout the project, so [the groundwater] slowed things down a little bit, but again we are hopeful and we are expecting that the contractor will be able to wrap things up still this season,” remarked Dan Weingarten, the MDOT representative for the Upper Peninsula.
The roadwork currently has the northbound lane of M-35 shut down taking drivers from Southgate Drive to M553 to M35 as detour route. According to MDOT even if the project faces additional delays they plan to have the northbound lane of M-35 reopened by November.
For the most up to date detour routes and construction information for this project and the entire Upper Peninsula visit here.