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The Gogebic County Road Commission announces that their regular scheduled Board meeting will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 4:00pm.
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For Immediate Release
June 29, 2022
BESSEMER, Mich.--The Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC) reports that VANBUSKIRK ROAD, Erwin Township, will be CLOSED to thru traffic beginning 6:00 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 through 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022.
The road closure on VanBuskirk Road is located between Pioneer Road and Puumala Road. There will be gravel on this section of the road for the remainder of the summer, in preparation for a planned paving project next year.
Questions may be directed to the Gogebic County Road Commission at (906) 667-0233.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2022
US-2 Bessemer rebuilding project resumes May 31 CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership 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. This project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty.
Start date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Estimated end date: October 2022
Traffic restrictions: A one-way detour of US-2 traffic will be in place during the work.
From May 31 until late August, eastbound US-2 will be detoured onto city streets. Eastbound US-2 traffic will be directed south onto Mill Street, then east on Galena Street, south on Moore Street, east on Longyear Street, north on Peck Street, and back to US-2. Clayberg Street will provide an intermediate route for traffic to circle back to westbound US-2.
From July 5 to mid-August, westbound US-2 will be detoured north onto Case Street, west onto Iron Street, south onto Mine Street, and then back to US-2.
Safety benefit: This work will extend the lifespan of the roadway and result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists and pedestrians. Studies have shown a center left-turn lane can reduce crashes.