MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The traffic configuration is set to change in the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) work zone on the US-41/M-28 reconstruction and roundabouts project in Marquette Township.
Tentatively beginning Monday, Sept. 16, traffic at the Marquette County Road (CR) 492/US-41 intersection will shift to the north side of the highway using the north half of the new roundabout. The west entrance to Walmart will be restricted to one way (in only). Traffic will exit from Walmart at the east drive.
A similar shift at the Brickyard Road/US-41 intersection is expected on Tuesday, Sept. 24. At that point, US-41 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction at Brickyard Road.
South Brickyard road is currently closed. Access to Best Buy is via a temporary access road.
During this phase of construction, work will continue on the south side of the highway and the south half of the new multi-use tunnel.
The new traffic configuration is expected to stay in place until late October.
MDOT is reconstructing US-41/M-28 between CR 492 to just west of Brickyard Road, extending the existing boulevard. The project includes replacing signalized intersections with roundabouts at Brickyard Road and at CR 492 near Walmart and Target, along with constructing indirect left-turn lanes, or Michigan Lefts. A new multi-use tunnel will be constructed beneath the highway, just west of CR 492. The investment for the road work is estimated at $8.5 million, with another $2.4 million estimated for the multi-use trail and tunnel.