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Bessemer US 2 lane talks continue


October 13, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

CORY GARDNER, with the Michigan Department of Transportation, shows the potential width of the sidewalk along U.S. 2 in Bessemer Friday during a meeting on whether the highway should have three lanes or four. A four-lane design would narrow sidewalks through some of the downtown.


BESSEMER - While no decisions are expected any time soon, talks continued Friday regarding the number of lanes U.S. 2 should have through Bessemer.

A group of roughly 15 city council members, residents and Michigan Department of Transportation officials walked the downtown section of U.S. 2 Friday morning in an effort to visualize how the various plans would work.

The city is being asked to choose between making the highway three lanes or four through the city. The change is necessary to bring U.S. 2 into compliance with state requirements rega...

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