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M-64 detour for bridge repairs near White Pine starts August 3

WHITE PINE, MI— Northbound and southbound M-64 will be closed and detoured for bridge work at the Mineral River near White Pine in Ontonagon County beginning Thursday, August 3.

Southbound M-64 will be detoured via L.P. Walsh Road to M-64 south of White Pine. The route will be reversed for northbound traffic. The detour is expected to be in place through October 20.

The work is part of a $2.9 million Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to repair three bridges in Iron and Ontonagon counties. Work includes a deep overlay; epoxy overlay; joint replacement; deck, railing and substructure patching; curb and gutter repairs; guardrail; and approach work.

This work will extend the lifespan of the bridges and result in a smoother driving surface and increased safety for motorists. Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 35 jobs.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.