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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Dickinson County Road Commission will receive more than $2 million to bring the Lake Antoine Road back to all-season traffic status as part of an economic development project for Iron Mountain.
Total cost for the six-part project on the route between US-2 near Quinnesec and US-2/US-141 north of Iron Mountain is projected at about $2.5 million, local funding matches will make up the 20 percent difference.
The project is anticipated to help create 190 jobs through the expansion of Systems Control’s facility in Iron Mountain. The company manufactures control and relay panels and enclosures used in the utility industry.
Upgrading Lake Antoine Road will provide a year-round alternate route between the highways to keep commercial traffic from downtown Iron Mountain, as well as a direct access link with the System Control facility for receiving raw materials and shipping their product.
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