If your daily commute includes traveling US-12 between Galien and Niles, there may be a few hiccups for you over the balance of spring and most of the summer ahead. The Michigan Department of Transportation is announcing the start of a multi-million dollar resurfacing of the highway beginning next Monday, April 12th. The work isn’t expected to be complete until the end of August.
MDOT says that they will launch a $3.7-million makeover of US-12 by resurfacing 6.5-miles of the highway from the Galien/Bertrand Township line to Mayflower Road on Monday, with the projected finish date of Monday, August 30th.
The major project will include asphalt resurfacing, joint repairs, the rebuilding of the road shoulders, and new pavement markings.
MDOT says the project will extend the life of the roadway and improve the ride quality and safety for those who travel the US-12 route for years to come.
There will be some traffic restrictions throughout the term of the project including single-lane closures with traffic regulators, according to the team at MDOT.