M-95 works starts Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Beginning Monday, the Michigan Department of Transportation is reconstructing the junction of U.S. 2 and M-95 north of Iron Mountain.

MDOT will invest $1.9 million to reconstruct about one mile of roadway, eliminating the grassy median to create a standard five-lane highway. The project also includes grade adjustments at the intersection, curve realignment, and removal and replacement of the existing traffic signal.

Preliminary work started this week.

Bridge approach work at U.S. 2 over Bass Lake Road just west of the junction will require temporary signals for approximately the first two weeks. Temporary signals will also be in place during concrete patch work later in the project.

Aside from those periods, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in the work zone with intermittent flag control.

The estimated completion date is late September.