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Bessemer road construction to start soon


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BESSEMER — Various highway, bridge and street projects in Bessemer this summer are meant to make driving a lot less bumpy, officials said.

“The work is to improve the ride quality of the roadway,” said Phil Strong, an engineer with the Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC).

The Michigan Department of Transportation and the GCRC plan to soon start milling an inch-and-a-half of asphalt road surface off the top of U.S. 2, Strong said. The 1.25 mile project will start from where the highway comes into Bessemer at Tamarack Avenue in the west,...