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MDOT public meeting May 12 to discuss US-2 project in Bessemer

BESSEMER, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a meeting regarding the second year of the US-2 rebuilding project in Bessemer, Gogebic County. During this meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Who: 

Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022
4-6 p.m. Central Time

Where: 
Bessemer City Hall
411 S Sophie St. 
Bessemer, MI 49911

Accessibility:
Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Background: 
MDOT, in conjunction with the city of Bessemer, is investing about $9.9 million to rebuild 2.7 miles of US-2 from Powdermill Creek to east of Cedar Avenue through the city of Bessemer. The work will include reconfiguring lanes to add a center left-turn lane, storm sewer improvements, and city sanitary sewer and water main replacements. Work is expected to begin in late May and be completed this fall. This project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty.

For more information about the project, visit the project website. Throughout work, project detour and closure information will be posted at Michigan.gov/Drive, and will also be shared on social media.

Public comment: 
Comments and input can be submitted by mail, phone, or e-mail to Dan Weingarten (WeingartenD@Michigan.gov), in addition to the public meeting. 

Dan Weingarten
MDOT Superior Region
Communications Representative
100 South Westwood Drive 
Ishpeming, MI 49849 
906-250-4809