2011-04-14 / News

WORK TO SMOOTH OUT M-55



On April 7 the Michigan Department of Transportation held a public information meeting at the Lake Township Hall for residents to address concerns or ask questions about the upcoming work that will be done on M-55. MDOT project engineer Matt Radulski said M-55 will be closed from June to August from County Rd. 300 to US-127. He added motorists will not have to worry about construction taking place on any of the summer holidays. He assured residents and emergency representatives who attended the meeting that there will be flag control teams on site to direct traffic and ensure easy access to those who need to travel on Michelson Road. The detour route is approximately seven miles and goes north on Old 27 and runs east on Co. Road 300 to the Roscommon/Missaukee County line. Once the construction is complete, Radulski said M-55 will be a much smoother and quieter ride as the current asphalt will be crushed, a “geogrid” will be put down and the road will be raised about six inches. He added M-55 will have about a 17 year lifespan with proper maintenance. (Photo by Krista Tacey) On April 7 the Michigan Department of Transportation held a public information meeting at the Lake Township Hall for residents to address concerns or ask questions about the upcoming work that will be done on M-55. MDOT project engineer Matt Radulski said M-55 will be closed from June to August from County Rd. 300 to US-127. He added motorists will not have to worry about construction taking place on any of the summer holidays. He assured residents and emergency representatives who attended the meeting that there will be flag control teams on site to direct traffic and ensure easy access to those who need to travel on Michelson Road. The detour route is approximately seven miles and goes north on Old 27 and runs east on Co. Road 300 to the Roscommon/Missaukee County line. Once the construction is complete, Radulski said M-55 will be a much smoother and quieter ride as the current asphalt will be crushed, a “geogrid” will be put down and the road will be raised about six inches. He added M-55 will have about a 17 year lifespan with proper maintenance. (Photo by Krista Tacey)

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