Wells Township road getting makeover

Jun 13, 2014

ESCANABA, MI--   A Delta County road is getting thousands of dollars in improvements. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Office of Economic Development says Mead Road—also known as County Road 59—in Wells Township is severely deteriorated and has poor drainage and inadequate shoulders.  Officials say they’re investing $250,000 to improve the road.  That includes $200,000 from M-DOT and $50,300 from the Delta County Road Commission.

Mead Road is currently being used by paper-maker NewPage.  The new road will also be utilized by Omya—a company that is building a precipitated calcium carbonate plant at the mill site.  Omya expects to complete construction of the plant this summer.