Brockway Mountain Drive Project Update

The Brockway Mountain Drive project will soon be coming to a close on the Copper Country Trail National Scenic Byway.

Funding for theBrockway Mountain Driveproject was awarded in February 2010 by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Because of the project’s unique nature, the Copper Country Trail National Byway Committee (Committee), MDOT, and the FHWA worked together to develop the bidding process.

In November 2011, the bid was awarded to Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain.  Work began onBrockway Mountain Drivein May 2012 and is estimated to be 70% complete.  The full completion of the construction process is expected by September 2012.

In June and July 2012, the Committee also solicited bids for interpretive signage forBrockwayMountain.  The signage project has been awarded to Conservation By Design of Silver City, New Mexico.  The interpretive signage project will begin in August 2012 and will be complete with the installation of the signs by June 2013.

For information about this project or to learn how to get involved, contact Lori Hauswirth, Associate Planner, at or 906.482.7205, Ext. 314.