Construction season underway

MDOT road crews were performing crack seal work on Tuesday on the southern end of U.S. 31 in the City of Manistee. (Ken Grabowski/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — Michigan Department of Transportation crews were in Manistee on Tuesday in full force.

One crew was performing crack sealing repairs on U.S. 31 south of First Street, while another was cleaning the U.S. 31 bascule bridge. Maintenance work on the bridge involved removing road sand and salt from the structures to prevent corrosion.

Single-lane closures with traffic shifts were in place for both.

On M-55, MDOT started exploratory soil borings on Monday on the bridge just east of U.S. 31. There is a temporary traffic signal in place with one lane of alternating traffic. 

The work is in preparation for a 2021 project to replace the bridge. Work will be done between Monday morning and Thursday afternoon each week, with traffic restrictions lifted Friday through Sunday.

Project completion is anticipated to be by June 6.

A remporary traffic signal is in place on M-55 just east of U.S. 31 in Manistee, with one lane of alternating traffic. MDOT started exploratory soil borings on Monday. (Michelle Graves/News Advocate)




Posted by Michelle Graves

Michelle is the managing editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3106 or

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