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Bessemer looks to trade flashing light for downtown sign

BESSEMER - In response to a request from the Michigan Department of Transportation to take down the flashing light on U.S. 2 in Bessemer at Sophie Street, Mayor Adam Zak is asking MDOT for the right to place two signs pointing to the downtown district.

"In this case they have to choose - deal with a sign or deal with a light. I know the sign is a lot less expensive for them," said Zak during a discussion on the issue at Monday's city council meeting.

According to City Manager Charly Loper, MDOT has requested to remove the flashing light because it is a distraction to the traffic light on U...