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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission held a special meeting yesterday discussing impacts from the decision to not construct County Road 595 in western Marquette County.
Construction of the road was going to be funded by Rio Tinto for use by their trucks to haul materials and ore to and from the Kennecott Eagle Mine in northern Marquette County to a processing facility in Humboldt Township.
The trucks will now pass through Marquette on their daily routes and the Commission is taking steps to alleviate the road congestion and maintenance concerns created by the increased truck traffic.
The Commission voted yesterday to hire an outside attorney to research the creation of a public and private bypass for truck traffic. Plans also include an update on the current city truck route and a revision of the city’s current truck traffic ordinance.
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