IMLAY TWP. — Look for more orange barrels on M-53 next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that on Monday, August 14, the state highway between Imlay City and Bowers roads would be resurfaced.
Work includes joint repairs, and milling and resurfacing of the roadway, which is funded with MDOT's remaining winter maintenance budget.
Fortunately, the impact on traffic should be minimal as all the work will be done during overnight hours.
"This project will create a smoother road surface by repairing joints and eliminating larger bumps in the roadway," MDOT said in a statement.
It's one of two area state highway projects that MDOT is using $720,000 in leftover winter maintenance funds for. The other will encompass a portion of M-15 in Genesee County.
Overnight work is also being done on M-53 from the Lapeer/Macomb County line north to I-69. Next week, crews will also make roadway repairs to I-69 in Attica Twp. using leftover winter maintenance monies.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.