Potholes cripple US 2 in Bessemer
March 21, 2019
By BRYAN HELLIOS
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...