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U.P. lawmakers support CR595

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Three U.P. state lawmakers have come out in support of the construction of County Road 595.

The Marquette County Road Commission last week filed a lawsuit against the EPA for blocking the construction of the 21-mile road.

State Senator Tom Casperson and State Representatives John Kivela and Ed McBroom all issued statements in support of the project.

They say building CR-595 would take heavy traffic off of Marquette streets, cut fuel costs, and spur economic development. 

The road would connect County Road AAA in Michigamme Township with US-41 in Humboldt Township to create a faster route for trucks hauling material from the Eagle mine to the Humboldt Mill.