SAGINAW, Michigan (WYRT) – The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the construction season. The Michigan Department of Transportation is launching three new projects in the Saginaw Bay area.
Another day – another construction site. This is usually the summer in Michigan, but this year drivers have seen more than the usual amount of orange barrels.
Starting this week, three new projects hit the streets of mid-Michigan.
Starting Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., the M-52 at Marsh Creek will close as part of a $ 2.9 million bridge project in Saginaw County. The road is opened again just a few hours later around midnight.
Drivers in Midland won’t be so lucky with the closure along westbound US-10 starting Wednesday morning. Only one lane will be opened and the driveway from Eastman Road to the north will narrow while parts of the concrete are being repaired. Officials say this will take until September 17th.
While these projects are frustrating, Jocelyn Hall of the Michigan Department of Transportation said it will be worth the headache in the long run.
Also starting Wednesday, the M-46 will be single-lane from the M-13 to the Saginaw River for a surface renewal project in the town of Saginaw. Expect delays during the week as repairs go ahead.
On Tuesday morning, drivers should expect these driving restrictions to come back into effect after the Michigan Department of Transportation removed about 60% of the construction barrels for Labor Day weekend travel.
All road projects will be fully available again on Tuesday morning at 6 a.m.
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