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US 2 re-opens to traffic in Bessemer


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BESSEMER — After two summers of detours that changed multiple times, U.S. 2 is now fully free to traffic as the Michigan Department of Transportation closes out its $10 million investment in rebuilding the well-traveled highway route.

The two-year project resulted with reduced lanes in the downtown area, along with tapering of the 5-lane highway on the east and west sides of town. New sidewalks also now line the downtown stretch with an added strip of grass — still growing — in between.

Dan Weingarten, the media representative for MDOT’s Superior region,...