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MDOT presents plan for US 2


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Mike Premo, of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Crystal Falls office, answers a question about the 2014-’15 Ironwood U.S. 2 reconstruction project Thursday at the Memorial Building.

IRONWOOD — Michigan Department of Transportation and city of Ironwood officials Thursday heard passioned pleas for new sidewalks on both sides of U.S. 2 during highway reconstruction in 2014-’15.

While there was some criticism of rerouting of traffic through Hurley during the 2014 construction at the public hearing at the Memorial Building, the sidewalk issue was equally as controversial.

The DOT plan is to have a sidewalk extending the full two miles on the north side of the highway, but not on the south side.

The city would have to pay to construct a south sidewalk.

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