Construction starts May 9 on Highway 50
Motorists will encounter delays on Highway 50 between Highway 3 in Farmington and Highway 20 in Douglas Township beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 9 as crews begin to resurface the road.
Sections of the roadway will be reduced to a single lane initially between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as flaggers and a pilot car control traffic through each day's work zone. Saturday work will only occur if necessary.
Access to driveways along the roadway will be temporarily restricted for approximately an hour up to three times during the project. The driveway closures are necessary to allow the microsurfacing materials to adequately cure before carrying traffic.
Motorists and residents with driveways along Highway 50 are required to wait to follow the Pilot Car before entering any Work Zone on Highway 50 during the work hours mentioned above.
The initial work is expected to be complete by Wednesday, May 25. Crews will return to restripe the roadway after the microsurfacing has adequately cured. All work and the schedule are weather dependent.
The project will result in a smoother ride and extend the pavement life by 7-10 years.
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