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Work on U.S. 10 aims to make roadway safer

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A major highway will soon be a nightmare for drivers as a massive construction project is set to begin on U.S. 10, right at the M-47 corridor.

Officials in Bay County's Williams Township say the M-47/ U.S. 10 interchange has a reputation for truck and car accidents.

Now, something is being done about it.

Wednesday night, the Michigan Department of Transportation held an open house announcing a $5.6 million project designed to make the intersection safer.

"It will accommodate both north and southbound M-47 traffic, and eliminate the weave loop ramps," MDOT Transportation Manager Jack Hofwebber says.

Work on the intersection is set to begin next April.

The old bridge will be torn down and replaced with an interchange that should help traffic flow a lot better.

MDOT officials will also make some much needed upgrades to the road as part of the project.

Both of the M-47 bridges over U.S. 10 will be replaced, and new ramps will be added on the north side of the interchange.

The project is expected to take three months and should be complete by July of next year.

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