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Ontonagon County not experiencing road project stoppage


September 25, 2018


OntonagonOntonagon County Road Commission Engineer Mike Maloney said there are no projects in Ontonagon County held up because of the work stoppage experienced throughout Michigan. Officials of the Michigan County Road Association said more than 150 state and local projects have been halted by the impasse.

The Jackson Creek bridge project in Gogebic County is one of those. CRA and its 83 agency members are not a party to the negotiations, although many agencies have projects that could enter winter unfinished if the impasse continues, a spokesperson said.

Maloney said it is his understanding that the Jackson bridge project had been extended by five weeks and there has been no work there for the last three weeks.

Maloney said the Ontonagon County Road Commission is concentrating on maintenance. He added that because of the flooding problems in Houghton County and in the Ashland, Wis., area, contractors are tied up. He said he sent out bids for paving material and what normally costs $65 a ton is up to $85.


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