October 7, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 235

Mary Street park construction continues

BESSEMER — Construction was under way Friday at the site of the future Mary Street Regional Trailhead and Ethnic Commons in Bessemer, with workers from Ruotsala Concrete building a retaining wall.

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TERRY HANNU, foreman of the Mary Street Regional Trailhead and Ethnic Commons in Bessemer, builds a retaining wall at the site on Friday along with his crew from Ruotsala Concrete.

“I’m not sure of the exact completion date yet,” said foreman Terry Hannu. “A lot depends on if the weather holds out.”

After the retaining wall is completed, natural gray and colored sidewalks will be put down, said Hannu, and then trees will be planted and landscaping can start.

Seven flagpoles will be erected in the park, along with signage, picnic tables and gazebos.

The project is funded by a $279,900 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund.