Timber harvest to begin along U.S. 2 in Mackinac County

Contact: Karen Rodock (DNR), 906-635-5281, ext. 2170167 or Dan Weingarten (MDOT), 906-250-4809
Agency: Natural Resources

March 6, 2020

Motorists driving on U.S.-2 near the Cut River in Mackinac County may notice logging activity along the road beginning Monday.

Loggers will remove mature hardwood trees from two parcels of land totaling 18.9 acres on the north side of the highway. The timber cut, on land managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will accommodate realignment of the road, just west of the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge.

“The harvest will clear the way to move 1.4 miles of U.S. 2 west of the bridge north to improve safety and preserve the road,” said Dan Weingarten, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Superior Region.

The timber harvest is expected to take approximately two weeks, depending on weather and site conditions.

Construction of the new roadway is expected to begin in May.