US-2 resurfacing near Bessemer starts Thursday

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, WeingartenD@Michigan.gov, 906-250-4809
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Gogebic

HIGHWAY:
US-2

CLOSEST TOWN:
Bessemer

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Thursday, June 13, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 

PROJECT:
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)-contracted crews will be completing a $320,000 project to resurface about 1.3 miles of US-2 in Bessemer, Gogebic County. Work will include milling and resurfacing the roadway along with removing and replacing the asphalt portion of the deck surface of the US-2 bridge over the Black River between Bessemer and Wakefield. The work is weather dependent.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2MLVV4a

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
The work will require lane closures. One lane will be open in each direction.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety. The work is designed to last until a major reconstruction project planned for the area in 2021.