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Bessemer approves US2 detour route


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BESSEMER — After hearing public opinion and much discussion, the Bessemer City Council approved detour routes for the upcoming U.S. 2 reconstruction project planned for 2021-22. The two routes — one east to west and the other west to east — will be used in 2022, and were originally discussed by the board with Michigan Department of Transportation officials at a September meeting.

The routes were approved 4-1, with only councilman Bill McDonald dissenting during Monday’s regular meeting. McDonald said that he felt the people didn’t get to properly voic...

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