The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

 
 

By Ryan Jarvi 

Gogebic County Fairgrounds still accessible for eastbound U.S. 2 traffic

 

Ryan Jarvi/Daily Globe

SIGNS INFORM motorists that access to the Gogebic County Fair is still available for travelers heading east on U.S. 2, although a reconstruction project has blocked off the route for through traffic.

IRONWOOD - Eastbound traffic on U.S. 2 will still have access to the Gogebic County Fair set to begin next week, regardless of the ongoing U.S. 2 reconstruction.

Several traffic barricades equipped with "Do Not Enter" signage still remain in place on the western end of U.S. 2, however signs were recently put in place informing eastbound travelers that the fairgrounds are accessible without having to take the detour route.

The fair's western entrance will be available for visitors.

"They should still be able to access that," said Eric Schneller, of Snow Country Contracting.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the center turn lane of U.S. 2, near the Michigan Welcome Center, was the only lane for eastbound motorists to use when entering the fairgrounds. However, the placement of the barricades may change as U.S. 2 construction continues.

Schneller said crews are working to have the route set with gravel by Saturday night up to Curry Street, with curb and gutter work on the section to begin sometime next week.

Paving on the western end of the highway is expected to start Monday.

The Gogebic County Fair runs Thursday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 17.