Marquette Mayor Bob Niemi Discusses Lundin Trucking Agreement
Marquette Mayor Bob Niemi.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Details of the agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining covering anticipated truck traffic in the city from the Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County were released earlier this week.
Marquette Mayor Bob Niemi joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for a discussion of the the proposed agreement.
According to the Mayor, the agreement stipulates Lundin will financially compensate the City of Marquette for wear and tear and maintenance of city roads used as a haul route between their facilities, which runs along County Road 550 to Sugarloaf Avenue and along Wright Street.
Niemi says Lundin will pay the city $500,000 per year for the length of the agreement for road maintenance and upkeep as well as $200,000 annually for safety improvements along the route.
The Mayor added that the proposal provides for early termination upon successful implementation of any bypass solution, as well as provisions for continued use and compensation to the City in the event a bypass is not realized.
The agreement is scheduled to go into effect on September 1st of this year.
LISTEN IN – Marquette Mayor Bob Niemi discusses the truck traffic agreement with Lundin Mining.
VISIT – The City of Marquette website for more information.