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Iron River road work finished

October 10, 2012
The Daily News


Staff Writer

IRON RIVER - The summer-long road reconstruction on U.S. 2 in Iron River officially wrapped up yesterday, and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials said that detour signs should be coming down over the next few days.

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Vehicles travel on the newly reconstructed portion of U.S. 2 in Iron River this morning. The reconstruction project wrapped up Tuesday, more than a week ahead of schedule.

Mike Premo, manager at MDOT's Crystal Falls Transportation Service Center, said that the only remaining work includes laying down sod, seed, and mulch next to the highway. Still, the main effort concluded more than a week ahead of schedule, he added.

The $2.2 million project involved U.S. 2 from Ninth Avenue to River Avenue, a distance of about sixth-tenths of a mile.

While MDOT worked on reconstructing the road, sidewalks, and curbs, the city of Iron River used the opportunity to upgrade some of its water and sewer lines.

"Travelers and businesses were very cooperative throughout the entire process," said Premo.

In addition, Premo would like to remind drivers to be cautious of traffic signs on side streets that were part of the detour route. During the detour, stop and yield signs were removed or added on some side streets to accommodate U.S. 2 traffic. The signs will now be returning to their original places, said Premo.

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