EPA to hold meetings on proposed Marquette Co.Road 595

At the request of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an informational public meeting August 28th on the proposed County Road 595.

The Marquette County Road Commission has proposed a new 21.4 mile primary county road, running north-south between U.S. Highway 41 and County Road Triple A, through Champion, Ely, Humboldt, and Michigamme townships.

The meeting and subsequent hearing will take place at the Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University.  An informational session will begin at 6 p.m. and public comment will begin at 7.

The meetings come after a December, 2011 letter at Senator Tom Casperson’s request, signed by 28 of Michigan’s 38 state senators, in support of the EPA giving the necessary permits to construct the road.