Construction on M-35 in Gwinn begins in June

M-35 will be under construction east of Peter Nordeen Park to Larry’s Supermarket this summer.
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 3:02 PM EDT
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GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - Gwinn residents should prepare for construction this summer.

M-35 will be under construction east of Peter Nordeen Park to Larry’s Supermarket. Forsyth Township will replace all the sewer and water lines along that route and will add a new sidewalk. MDOT will also replace the stormwater system and redo that portion of the road. According to Forsyth Township’s supervisor, Joe Boogren, the Marquette County Road Commission and Forsyth Township are crushing, shaping, and laying pavement on Southgate Dr., which will be the detour route while M-35 is under construction.

Boogren says this project is long overdue.

“It gets a lot of traffic, [both] business and local,” said Boogren. “It’s in very bad shape. The residents, I know, will be smiling when that project’s done.”

The entire project is expected to cost $4.4 million. Southgate Dr. is projected to be completed in two to three weeks. The M-35 project is expected to begin around June 5 and could continue until this fall.

The Forsyth Township Police Department says there are flaggers present on Southgate, however it’s a lot of moving parts as they are working in large sections with multiple driveways. Drivers are asked to travel slowly and be patient during this time. Avoid Southgate if possible. Plan for daily construction between sunrise to sunset. As of now it will be Monday-Friday, however, there could be an occasional Saturday.