Final phase of McClellan Ave construction to start Monday

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Starting Monday, August 13, construction will begin on the final phase of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project.

Crews will be removing the existing curbing and widening McClellan Avenue to provide a designated turn lane from Washington Street to a point south of the Public Service Garage.

Marquette city engineer, Keith Whittington says it’s all in order to alleviate traffic congestion near the hospital.

Crews will also be upgrading the traffic signals and storm drainage system in the area.

Motorists will also notice a permanent concrete island preventing left hand turns from Baraga to McClellan Avenue.

"The completion date will be around the end of September. There will be various traffic lane shifts. So motorists are going to definitely have to slow down, pay attention to the detour signage and make sure you're looking out for construction workers in the area," Whittington advised.

Whittington says the estimated total cost of the project is $450,000.

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