MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to invest $44 million in the Upper Peninsula this year, including $41 million to repair 115 miles of state highways, and $3.3 million to repair nine bridges.
The M-DOT Superior Region serves all 15 counties in the U.P. and it’s major state trunklines. In all, M-DOT is responsible for 1,830 miles of state highway and 302 bridges in the U.P.
Major projects in the U.P. this construction season will include: a $5.2 million project to resurface 11.1 miles of M-28 in Chippewa County; a $5.7 million project to reconstruct 1 mile of M-35 from the US-41 intersection to 48th Avenue in Menominee and a $3.5 million project to reconstruct 1.2 miles of M-189 from north of Hiawatha Road to Genesee Street in Iron River.
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