The 7th Road project in Plymouth should be complete by the end of June.
Project Supervisor Bart Trester from USI Consultants told the Marshall County Commissioners on Monday that the center of the roundabout is open to traffic in order for construction to occur on the east and west third of the circular intersection. Crews will return the traffic pattern to travel around the roundabout when that phase is complete. The project is anticipated to be done by the end of June.
The project could experience yet another delay because of HMX mix design issue. The state is having a problem in approving this year’s HMX mix of aggregate and asphalt binder as buckling of pavement has occurred in different locations in the state. The same type of mixture would be applied in this case, and crews are awaiting final approval of the combination in order to install the mix.
The 7th Road project north of Plymouth saw a significant delay last year when unsuitable soils had to be removed before progress could be made at the location. The project was initially slated to be complete in November of 2014.
The roundabout serves to ease the flow of traffic from vehicles traveling into Plymouth from the new U.S. 31 intersection to Michigan Road in Plymouth.