The Illinois Street reconstruction project will begin on Monday, June 6 and continue through Saturday, August 13, 2022. Illinois Street and sidewalks will be closed from Fancher to Main Street. Illinois Street will only be open to local traffic, no through traffic will be permitted.
This project includes the removal and replacement of existing asphalt, road base, curb, sidewalk and handicap access ramps. Storm sewer installation will be completed in some areas. New streetscape will be installed between and Main and Franklin, and pedestrian lighting will be added to the north side of Illinois Street between Main and Fancher.
Beginning July 23, parking lot #6, located on Illinois Street between Main and University and parking lot #8, a permit lot located on Lansing Street between Broadway and Michigan will be closed due to reconstruction. Both lots will receive new pavement, curbs and gutters, drive approaches, sidewalk, a new storm sewer including an underground detention system as well as other amenities.
Permit holders are requested to park in lot #7, located at the NE corner of University and Illinois, behind Listening Ear and The Bird Bar and Grill or in lot #5, located at the SE corner of Michigan and Washington, behind the old Ward Theatre.
This project is expected to be completed by September 17.
The Gaylord Street reconstruction project will begin on Monday, June 7 and continue through Saturday, July 31, 2021. Gaylord Street and sidewalks will be closed from Mission Street to Fancher Street. Gaylord Street will only be open to local traffic, no thru traffic permitted.
Kinney Street, Arnold Street and adjacent alleys will also be closed at Gaylord Street for the duration of the project.
The mill and resurface project for the Division of Public Safety’s parking lots is scheduled from June 7 – June 25, 2021. The public may park across High street in the southeast corner of the Ric’s Grocery store parking lot.
Beginning June 22, the City of Mt. Pleasant will remove the 42 round cement planters along the streets of downtown. Planters on Main Street will be removed first, followed by those on Broadway Street. Periodic parking space and street closures will occur throughout the project to accommodate the necessary equipment.
After the planters are removed, spaces will be filled with turf, concrete or brick pavers, depending on the location.
Reconstruction of Chippewa Street between Mission and Brown streets will begin Monday, June 4, and continue through Friday, July 13. The road will be closed to through traffic, but businesses will remain open and accessible.
Questions about the project may be directed to the City of Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401.
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