College Avenue Reconstruction & MDOT Road Projects 2022-2027

MDOT will begin the 2022 work on College Avenue on May 2, 2022 with expected completion September 16, 2022.  Construction will take place in two phases.  Below are maps showing traffic rerouting during the two phases of work and the timetables for the phases.

Phase 1 – May 2, 2022 to August 11, 2022

Phase 1


Phase 2 – August 12, 2022 to September 16, 2022

Phase 2


The Michigan Department of Transportation will perform a reconstruction of College Avenue during the summer of 2022.

During the reconstruction project, the City of Houghton will perform some utility upgrades on College Avenue.

Mi Drive map for checking on up-to-date construction delays and closures: 

MDOT Construction Projects Planned 2023-2027:

Project Information for College Avenue Provided by MDOT: MDOT Construction 2023-2027

Project Overview

Lane Reconfiguration

East Montezuma Configuration

College Avenue Reconfiguration

Townsend Drive Reconfiguration

Pedestrian Improvements

Historic Properties and Considerations

Utility Upgrades

Maintaining Traffic

Project Contacts

aerial view of the city of Houghton and lift bridge