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U.S. Route 12 Road Work

April 23, 2012 The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun road work along U.S. Route 12 in the City limits (Buffalo Street) to make sidewalk ramps ADA accessible, per federal standards.

Work will begin near the Post Office, traveling along that side of the street heading east, then switch to the other side and head west. This will involve removal of sidewalk ramps at intersections which do not meet ADA standards. Then sidewalks will be replaced per ADA standards.

Sidewalks in these areas will be marked sidewalk closed. MDOT and their contractor want to have these all completed by the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Even if work is not completed by then, MDOT will have all lanes of travel open for the holiday weekend.

The second part of the project involves repaving U.S. Route 12 in the City limits. This work will not begin until after Labor Day weekend. Repaving work will involve a milling of the current road surface and repaving of the surface. MDOT and their contractor will close one side of the traffic lanes at a time and create a temporary two way street utilizing the two lanes not under construction.

If you have questions you are welcome to contact City Hall, and we can try and secure an answer for you from MDOT or the contractor.


Center: Tim Harris, MDOT Senior Construction Technician