(HURON COUNTY) -- MDOT crews will start a $2.7 million project to reconstruct M-53 from Outer Drive to M-142 in Bad Axe on Monday, April 1. Work includes pavement reconstruction, curb and gutter, storm and sanitary sewer, and water main work, traffic signal upgrades and sidewalk and ramp improvements. M-53 will be closed with traffic detoured through the end of August. Northbound M-53 traffic will detour north on Pinnebog Road, east on M-142, and north on M-53. Southbound M-53 traffic will detour west on M-142, south on Pinnebog Road, and south on M-53. Eastbound M-142 traffic will detour east on Learman Road, south on Carpenter Road, and east on M-142. Westbound M-142 traffic will detour north on Carpenter Road, west on Learman Road, and west on M-142. Northbound Bad Axe Road traffic will detour east on Soper Road, north on Hanselman Street, west on Woodworth Street, and north on Port Crescent Road. Southbound Port Crescent Road traffic will detour east on Woodworth Street, south on Hanselman Street, west on Soper Road, and south on Bad Axe Road. Single-lane closures will be in effect from August through October. The project is expected to be completed by October 12.