MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - It's road construction season and a number of chip seal projects started Monday throughout the U.P.
Chip sealing is a way to seal the roadway, give better surface friction, and improve the life span of the road up to 4 to 7 years.
The areas under construction include:
US-41 in the Keweenaw, near Mohawk
US-45 near Watersmeet and Bruce Crossing
M-95 near Republic
M-123 near Trout Lake
The projects should wrap up sometime between mid-July to late-August. All of the projects will require lane closures.
"People will be seeing a lot of orange barrels around the Upper Peninsula this summer. We got a large construction season. Lots of work going on over the U.P. So, slow down, don’t be distracted in work zones, and drive cautiously,” says MDOT Super Region Communications Representative, Dan Weingarten.
Included in the construction season is US-41/M-28 roundabout project near the Marquette Township Wal-Mart.
Temporary traffic signals have been installed and will go into effect during the third week of June. The speed limit has been reduced to 40 miles per hour in the area until the roundabout is put into place.