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State county road association recognizes Pionk for storm response


March 7, 2018

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GOGEBIC COUNTY Road Commission Engineering Manager Darren Pionk was recently named the County Road Association of Michigan's 2017 Rural Engineer of the Year, in large part due to his efforts in the July 11 storm's aftermath.


BESSEMER - Any summer work plans the Gogebic County Road Commission had in 2016 were thrown out the window that July after the July 11 storm brought rain and flooding to the Little Girl's Point area and left numerous road washouts and some residents stranded.

The work to reopen and repair the roads around Little Girl's Point was recently recognized, as road commission engineering manager Darren Pionk was named the County Road Associations of Michigan's 2017 Rural Engineer of the Year for his efforts during the rebuilding process.

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