US-2 Bessemer Reconstruction

Start: Spring 2021     End: Fall 2022
Investment: $8.8 million
What Is Being Done?

US-2 Bessemer reconstruction rendering

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be reconstructing US-2 from the Powdermill Creek bridge west of Bessemer easterly to Old US-2 on the east side of Bessemer.  The project will combine needed road work and storm sewer improvements with the city of Bessemer’s $1.6 million project to replace aging city sanitary sewer and water main.


How Traffic Will Be Affected:

During the first year of work, traffic will be maintained with lane shifts and temporary traffic signals to complete work between the Powdermill Creek bridge and Mill Street west of town, and between Peck Street and Old US-2 on the east side of town.

During year two, eastbound traffic will be detoured on city streets south of US-2 via Mill Street, Galena Street, South Moore Street, East Longyear Street, and Peck Street. Westbound traffic will remain on US-2 during reconstruction between Mill Street and Peck Street, except during a short-term detour using Case Street, Iron Street, and Mine Street to allow for work at the Moore Street and Sophie Street intersections.

As part of the project, the detour route will be upgraded prior to use and again after US-2 traffic returns to the trunkline.

Safety Benefit:

Long-term benefits include improvements to vehicle and pedestrian safety and operations. 

Additional Information:

US-2 Bessemer presentation
Interested stakeholders can use US-2 Bessemer project comment form to provide feedback on the project
Please take the Title VI online survey

Contact Us:

Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center: 906-875-6644
Twitter: @MDOT_UP
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