US-2 resurfacing near Bessemer starts Thursday

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Motorists in Gogebic County along US-2 near Bessemer should expect construction-related delays beginning Thursday and continuing through Tuesday, June 18, as 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.  

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

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.

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