Construction project on US-2 in Ironwood begins next week

IRONWOOD — Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin pavement joint repairs Tuesday, Aug. 22, on about 0.3 miles of US-2 from the Wisconsin state line to west of Tourist Park Road in Ironwood. The work will require lane shifts and lane closures under flag control.

This is the next phase of a project that, in addition to joint repairs and resurfacing on US-2, will resurface 1.3 miles of US-2 Business Route (BR) from US-2 to the Wisconsin state line in Ironwood. MDOT will invest $673,000 to mill and resurface the roadway, make drainage structure repairs and upgrade concrete sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The concrete ramp work began in May. Drainage structure work began Aug. 9, and resurfacing is planned to start Aug. 28.

The entire project is expected to be completed in September. A project map can be found here:

Some nighttime work will be required, limited to a few nights in early September. Some parking lanes will be closed, with parking available on side streets and city parking lots.

Access to businesses will be maintained whenever possible. This project will result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety, and will extend the lifespan of the roadway.

ADA-compliant ramps make sidewalks safer for all users.