Traffic will shift early next week at the U.S. Highway 95 work zone at Granite Hill north of Athol. Drivers will be directed onto the newly paved lanes of the highway starting Tuesday, Sept. 13.
“We are very close to being done,” ITD Project Manager Steven Bakker said. “We plan to stop impacting traffic by mid-October.”
Traffic has been running on Mineral Ridge, the new frontage road to the east, since August 2021. The new frontage road to the west, called Vintage Road, will fully open north of Homestead Road roughly one week after the main traffic shift.
Drivers should still plan to slow down in the area as work will continue near the Trails End Road intersection; crews will also install signage, finish landscaping and add rumble strips before the project is complete.
This $21 million project began in fall 2020 and is expected to finish by November, one year ahead of schedule.