MDOT suspends US 131 work

Michigan Department of Transportation has suspended work on the U.S. 131 redevelopment project in Three Rivers as a precaution against COVID-19.

MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said crews will be on hiatus this week and next before resuming April 20. That return date, however, is subject to conditions at that time, Schirripa added.

In the meantime, northbound and southbound U.S. 131 will have two-way traffic existing on the southbound lanes this week, and prime contractor Kalin Construction of Sodus will monitor the work zone during the shutdown.

Next week will be the same regarding two-way traffic on the southbound lanes, Schirripa said.

From a broader statewide perspective, MDOT is not planning to suspend or order the suspension of any construction projects, as Gov. Whitmer has deemed construction essential. Contractors will proceed with state trunkline projects as long as they feel crews can do their work in a safe manner.

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