Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve: Citizens asked to attend public hearings on northern Marquette County road changes

From: Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Posted Aug. 21, 2013, on the Yellow Dog Watershed blog

BIG BAY -- While the upgrades to CR550 are underway, an entirely new section of road is being constructed from the [Eagle] mine gate to the Champion Twp-Michigamme Twp line (roughly where 595 would have ended). While the changes to Triple A develop, the existing Triple A road will remain open and then the old section will be "obliterated" sometime afterwards. The Triple A project is being paid for by the state, and Lundin Mining Corp. will pay a matching portion. Basically state dollars (your dollars) are being used to straighten a section of county road for the mine. ... Click here to read more.

Public Hearing Notice:

The Marquette County Road Commission will hold a public information meeting on construction improvements to County Road 550 from Harlow Creek northerly 3.1 miles as a part of the scheduled board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay, MI 49808. A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Work included in this project consists of milling and resurfacing the existing asphalt or crushing the existing asphalt in place, regrading the material and repaving the area.

Any questions or concerns related to the above project should be directed to the Marquette County Road Commission, 1610 North Second Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849 or via phone at (906) 486-4491.

Another Citizen Action/Public Hearing Notice:

A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. as a part of a 6 p.m. Special Meeting of the Marquette County Road Commission to be held at the Powell Township Hall. Click here for further detail and maps.

The Road Commission is proposing upgrading CR 510 between CR 550 and CR KAA (Triple A). and CR KAA and CR AAA (Triple A) from CR 510 to the Michigamme/Champion Township line. The Road Commission is anticipating needing right of way for both projects. It is anticipated that construction of these projects will be started in October of 2013.

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