October 24, 2016 — As work on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s US-41 (Reservation and Quincy streets) streetscape project winds down, traffic in downtown Hancock will revert to normal flow today or tomorrow.
Final pavement markings are expected to be completed and one-way northbound traffic will resume on Reservation and Quincy streets late today or early tomorrow. Traffic on the Hancock Street detour route will revert to one-way southbound traffic. The temporary signal at M-203 and Lincoln Street is also being removed today.
Motorists should use caution when driving through the area as the normal traffic patterns are re-established.
The project, which began in April, involved removing and replacing the existing roadway along with drainage improvements and curb bump-outs. The City of Hancock performed water main and sanitary sewer improvements in addition to MDOT’s work. Streetscape work, including decorative street lighting and landscape plantings, will continue.
MDOT will work on Front Street and the M-26 ramp in 2017. That work is scheduled to be completed by July 2017.