M-26 bridge work delayed, start planned for later in April


April 7, 2021

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Construction was paused for the winter, as shown last month, on this stretch of M-26 in northeast Ontonagon County. Work replacing a pair of bridges over the Firesteel River is scheduled to resume later this month.


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GREENLAND - The region's fickle weather can make spring a difficult time to plan construction projects in the Western Upper Peninsula, as evident by the delayed start of a bridge project in Ontonagon County.

Work completing a multi-year project replacing two bridges over the Firesteel River near Greenland had been scheduled to start in mid-March, according to a Michigan Department of Transportation announcement. However, MDOT spokesman Dan Weingarten said the project is now hoping to start next week.

Weingarten recently told the Daily Globe tha...

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