NEGAUNEE — A paving project is closing down part of a local multi-use trail this week.

Officials from the Iron Ore Heritage Trail say the portion that begins at Healey Avenue in Negaunee and ends just north of the Canadian National railroad crossing will be closed to traffic starting Monday. The project is part of an improvement plan in the hilly sections of east Negaunee. Aggregate used to complete the trail in 2013 was washing out on the hills, so trail officials decided to replace the section’s surface with asphalt. When complete, the trail will have an additional two miles of pavement in the City of Negaunee.

Superior Paving will have large equipment in the area all week. Heritage Trail users will be able to take a detour route on Healey Avenue, Case Street, Baldwin Avenue, US-41, and County Road 492. From there, a spur trail near the Michigan Iron Industry Museum will connect County Road 492 back to the Heritage Trail.