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Ironwood street projects ahead


Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Part of Suffolk Street in downtown Ironwood is designated as U.S. Business Route 2 by a green sign high above the cars parked there Tuesday afternoon. Business 2 runs from Cloverland Drive, south along Douglas Boulevard to Suffolk and then turns west on Aurora Street and continues into Hurley.

IRONWOOD - Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson told the city commission Monday at least two road projects are on the horizon.

Van Buskirk Road will be seal-coated. The project is expected to begin in four or five weeks, he said.

The Michigan Department of Transportation plans a summer project to mill and overlay (resurface) U.S. Business Route 2 throughout the city, extending from Cloverland Drive, through downtown and all the way to Hurley, Erickson said.

The commission also learned the new viewing deck on Mt. Zion, near Gogebic Community College, has been constructed, offering a panoram...

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