McClellan Extension Project Begins

The work on a road construction project that Marquette residents have wanted for decades got underway today.

McClellan Avenue is being extended past its current endpoint at the Peninsula Medical Center.

The logging work to remove the trees blocking the future path of the street began today.

The timber harvesting should take about two weeks.

Marquette City Engineer Keith Whittington says an extension of the street has been in the city’s master plan since the 1960s.

McClellan is being extended to Wright Street, making another major north–south travel route through the city.

The project should be complete by the end of October.

Whittington is asking residents to stay clear of the logging area so that the lumber crews can do their job and open up the path.

The street extension will cost just under $2.2 million.

The city will pay for just over a million of that, and state grants will cover the rest.

Posted by: Mike Hoey