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Potholes cripple US 2 in Bessemer


March 21, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

Pylons block two lanes of traffic along U.S. 2 in Bessemer Wednesday as it is prepared for extensive repairs to potholes.


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BESSEMER - U.S. 2 through Bessemer is down to just two lanes as major repairs are scheduled to tackle a rash of potholes.

Dan Weingarten, communications representative for the Michigan Department of Transportation, said this year has been hard on roads due to a lot of freeze-thaw cycles.

"This has been a really bad spring for potholes all across the Upper Peninsula, but that is one of the worst spots right now," he said.

When moisture under the road freezes it causes the pavement to buckles up which creates cracks, he said. Those cracks turn i...

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