IRON RIVER—For the second year in a row, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be working on M-189 south of Iron River this summer.
The project starts this week.
But the new project is much simpler than the 2013 work in the city of Iron River, which involved realigning the roadway, putting in new utility lines and a new road bed.
The new project is only to resurfacing the highway. It starts north of Hiawatha Road (where the 2013 project ended) and continues south 6.5 miles to the Wisconsin state line.
MDOT reports the project is expected to be completed by June 27. During the project, one lane of traffic will be closed near the road crews, who will regulate traffic with flag control.
Drivers are asked to watch for the work crews and drive carefully when they are near the project area.