(HURON COUNTY) -- Work on a $2.7 million reconstruction project from Outer Drive to M-142 in Bad Axe has moved to the next phase this week. The project began in early April at the M-53/M-142 intersection. Phase two extends from Outer Drive east to the M-53/M-142 intersection. MDOT says work includes pavement reconstruction; curb and gutter, storm and sanitary sewer, water main and traffic signal upgrades; and sidewalk and ramp improvements. M-53 will be closed with traffic detoured through early September. 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. Single-lane closures will be in effect from September through October. An estimated completion date for the project is expected in early October this year.