Marquette passes motion to stabilize Lakeshore Boulevard

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission is stepping up to preserve part of Lakeshore Boulevard.

Lakeshore Boulevard was heavily damaged through severe storms late last month, which left parts of the road in rubble.

Earlier Monday night, the Marquette City Commission passed a motion to preserve and protect these damaged areas.

“What we’re trying to do is to stabilize that section of shoreline in the best way possible so that we can keep the infrastructure there; the road, the bike path, the storm water outlet, until we come up with a longer–term plan,” said Mike Angeli, Marquette City Manager. “In other words, if we don’t do something now, by the time we get around to a long–term plan, that plan will change regularly, because the shoreline is going to change regularly.”

The plan is to add rocks and lining along a section of shoreline, creating a buffer between the lake and the shore.

The section, which is between Fair Avenue and Pine Street, had similar work done in November by Smith Construction, who will be completing this job as well.

Approximately 70 loads of rock will be needed, costing between $5,600 and $6,800.

Work on the shoreline will likely begin next week.