(QUINNESEC, MI)– U.S. 141 from the Breitung Cutoff Road to the U.S. 2 junction in Quinnesec is closed for approximately three weeks. Dickinson County Road Commission crew member blocked the area on Thursday night. The detour is U.S. 141 to Lincoln Street to Third Street to U.S. 2 for northbound traffic and reversed for southbound traffic. MDOT had anticipated only detouring southbound traffic, however, unexpected issues with traffic on that stretch prompted them to detour both. Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department officials received numerous complaints in the past 24 hours about traffic control at the junction before the closure. Officials ask motorists to be aware of changing traffic signals and routes around the junction while the construction project continues into late August.
UPDATE FROM MDOT:
Northbound and southbound US-141 is closed between the US-2 intersection and Breitung Road in Quinnesec beginning today for work on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) construction project. Southbound US-141 traffic is being detoured via Third Street and Lincoln Street. The detour is reversed for northbound traffic. The detour is expected to last approximately three weeks during reconstruction of US-141 from the US-2 junction to just south of the railroad viaduct. MDOT is investing $3 million to realign and reconstruct 1.8 miles of US-2 and US-141. Other stages of the project include reconstructing the junction to eliminate a grassy median in favor of a standard five-lane highway and reducing the steep grade of US-2 from the junction heading west toward Iron Mountain. The work will also include drainage improvements, traffic signal upgrades and pavement markings. The project expected to be completed by late August.