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Bessemer City Council struggles with U.S. 2 traffic, speed concerns


October 17, 2018

BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council continued its effort to deal with traffic issues on U.S. 2 through town at its meeting Monday evening.

A “general discussion” of the highway traveling through town included ideas about how to slow traffic, according to City Clerk Jim Trudgeon.

One idea floated was to put up electronic signs that flash the driver’s speed as they approach.

During public comment, concerns were heard about the Michigan Department of Transportation’s proposal to widen traffic lanes on the highway — either four wider lanes, or just three but still wider lanes.


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