The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is closing one lane of westbound M-59 from Lakena Road to Tipsico Road for resurfacing.
This work, which began Friday morning, is part of the M-59 resurfacing, safety, and drainage upgrades project, which will occur in multiple stages. Access will be maintained to all businesses throughout the project, although it will require single-lane closures on westbound M-59 so that motorists should expect delays.
The current lane closure is expected to be in effect until Monday, May 9th, with the overall project completion set for Nov. 15.
MDOT officials say the project will provide a safer, smoother ride, along with drainage improvements that will ensure the integrity of the roadway. They add that closing lanes during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.