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US-2 Rebuilding Project - Bessemer

A rendering showing the US-2 in Bessemer project completed look.
Department of Transportation

US-2 Rebuilding Project - Bessemer

Start: Spring 2021     End: Fall 2022

Investment: $8.8 million 

What Is Being Done?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be rebuilding 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 rebuilding 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

MDOT public meeting May 12 to discuss US-2 project in Bessemer
2021-22 US-2 rebuilding project in Bessemer starts May 17
Virtual public meeting scheduled to discuss upcoming US-2 project in Bessemer

Dan Weingarten, Superior Region Media Representative
Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center
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