Public meeting scheduled for US-2 Iron River project

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications,
906-786-1830, ext. 323
Agency: Transportation

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public meeting to present construction plans for the US-2 reconstruction project in Iron River this year, as well as detour route details. Residents will have an opportunity to review project plans and meet one-on-one with MDOT and contractor representatives on specific questions and concerns.

WHO: MDOT Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff
Representatives from Oberstar, the project contractor
Interested business owners and residents

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WHERE: Iron River City Hall
106 W Genesee St.
Iron River

Special accommodations: 906-875-6644

BACKGROUND: MDOT is scheduled to reconstruct over a half-mile of US-2 (Adams Street) from 9th Avenue to River Avenue, and one block of M-189 (Fourth Avenue) from Genesee Street to US-2, in the city of Iron River. During construction, the city is upgrading portions of its water main and sanitary sewer system. Phone lines, a gas main, power poles and street lighting also will be upgraded. Utility work is scheduled to start April 23, with road work to begin in mid-May.

US-2 (Adams Street) traffic will be detoured within the city, with westbound US-2 traffic using Cayuga Street, and eastbound US-2 traffic using Genesee and Maple streets. Those city streets will be one-way only for the duration of the detour. Expect some parking restrictions on the detour route. US-2 construction will be phased to allow alternating segments of US-2 to be open to traffic.

Motorists and residents are reminded that all the businesses along Adams Street will remain open throughout construction and business access will be maintained at all times. Parking will be available along side streets in addition to off-street parking.

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