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Bessemer detour to begin May 31

BESSEMER - Construction season is fast approaching and Bessemer is gearing up for the second phase of its two large construction projects: a rebuilding of U.S. 2 through town and the city's water and sewer project.

The Michigan Department of Transportation and city officials have announced that a detour of eastbound U.S. 2 traffic along city streets south of the highway will take effect May 31 and last through early September.

"This summer is going to be hectic. There are a lot of good things happening in Bessemer and with this progress comes construction and detours," said city manager Charly...