US-41 roundabout and resurfacing project continues

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Work continues on schedule with the US-41 roundabout and resurfacing project. Monday, June 10, crews began laying down asphalt on the west-bound section of US-41.

The section being paved now is an entirely new section of road built to accommodate a median strip that will be installed. Next, traffic will be shifted to using the newly laid section while work starts on the south side of US-41 near Menards and Walmart.

"There's a lot of work left to do, but we're pleased with the way things are going and hopefully we can bring this one in on time," said Michigan Department of Transportation Superior Region Communications Representative, Dan Weingarten. "It is the biggest project that we have going on here in the central U.P., it's more than $10 million, and it's difficult because there's a lot of traffic in that area, it's a busy and commercial area."

Crews are also in the process of water main and sewer work at the main entrance to Walmart, a temporary drive will be installed soon. As always, MDOT is encouraging motorists to use caution and obey all posted signs in work areas.

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