North Mission Street U.S. 127 roundabout Mt Pleasant
Crews clear trees to make room for the new roundabout at North Mission Street and the U.S. 127 Business Route in Mt Pleasant. / (Susan Field | The Morning Sun)

Construction began this week on the new roundabout on North Mission Road at the U.S. 127 north interchange in Mt Pleasant. The intersection has been a site of a high rate of traffic crashes, and the roundabout should slow speeds. Construction should be completed by July. A minimum of one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction throughout most of the project.