The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Houghton are rebuilding 1.1 miles of US-41 from MacInnes Drive to Isle Royale Street. This construction work will at times affect the traffic flow into and out of campus. This project includes converting the four-lane road into two lanes with designated turn lanes at major intersections and widening College Avenue to add a center left-turn lane.  

US-41 Road Project

Facilities Management will share pertinent project announcements and traffic re-routing information as it becomes available.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all appropriate directions and be aware of changing traffic patterns.

Construction Updates

How will traffic be affected?

One-way detours are planned during each summer of the project (2021 and 2022). Traffic will be detoured several ways depending on the portion of the project being worked on.   

SUMMER 2021 work has been complete and the current traffic flow will remain until the second part of the project begins in the spring of 2022.  At that time, we will again provide updates on this page.

If you have questions, please contact facilities@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2303.

For additional project information, visit MDOT's website.