The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Workers address numerous repairs after rough winter


April 4, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Gogebic County Road Commission fill holes on U.S. 2 between Wakefield and Marenisco on Tuesday morning. From left are Bill Chiapuzio and Jim Manchester, who said the commission has garages in Bessemer, Marenisco and Watersmeet to help them address their responsibilities.


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MARENISCO - It's that time of year when road workers are out shoveling asphalt into potholes and hoping rain doesn't ruin the short-term fix.

"It never ends," said Jim Manchester, who was working Tuesday with Bill Chiapuzio on a stretch of U.S. 2 between Wakefield and Marenisco.

As members of the Gogebic County Road Commission, the guys said they worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation to fill highway holes.

Chiapuzio said they can go through several tons of asphalt mix on some days.

The two men were working in dry conditions, but Chiap...

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