College Avenue/Townsend Drive Project 2021-2022

Hybrid virtual public meeting scheduled

to discuss 2021-22 US-41 project in Houghton


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Houghton will hold a hybrid virtual public meeting to discuss the 2021-2022 US-41 (Townsend Drive and College Avenue) rebuilding project in Houghton. This meeting immediately precedes a regular Houghton City Council meeting. People can attend in person or participate on Microsoft Teams. There will be a short presentation at 5 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer period.


MDOT Ishpeming Transportation Service Center (TSC) and Superior Region staff

City of Houghton officials

Community stakeholders

Interested residents and business owners


Wednesday, April 14

5-5:30 p.m.

Click here to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams

To join by phone without using Internet, call 248-509-0316

Conference ID: 307 381 289#

How to attend a live event in Teams

Houghton City Hall

616 Shelden Ave.

Houghton, MI 49931



The Michigan Department of Transportation will perform a reconstruction project of Townsend Drive and College Avenue during the construction seasons of 2021-2022.  Their plan is to reconstruct Townsend Drive during 2021 and reconstruct College Avenue and a portion of East Montezuma Avenue in 2022.

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

Project Information Provided by MDOT:

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