Bessemer, MDOT officials plan public hearing on proposal to change lanes


November 17, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Traffic navigates along U.S. 2 in Bessemer on Thursday afternoon. City and state officials will hold a public hearing on Nov. 26 on a proposal to reduce the number of highway lanes from four to three.

BESSEMER - Three lanes or four?

The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to reconstruct U.S. 2 across the city of Bessemer in 2021 and city officials have planned a public hearing on the issue of how many lanes there should be when it's done.

The hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. in the city hall auditorium.

There are currently four lanes of traffic through the city, but MDOT officials have pitched the idea of three lanes - one for eastbound traffic, one for westbound traffic and a middle lane for lefthand turns.

MDOT officials will be there to take questions an...

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