US-41

ISHPEMING, MI--   A road construction project between Ishpeming and Negaunee starts Tuesday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the $1.6 million project includes the resurfacing of 4.2 miles of US-41 from Westwood Drive east to Water Street. Work will also include asphalt milling and resurfacing; joint repairs; curb, gutter, and guardrail replacement; shoulder rumble strips; and pavement markings.

The project will require lane closures with traffic shifts. A minimum of one lane will be open in each direction for the duration.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Starting June 3 drivers can expect delays on US-41 between L’Anse and Negaunee.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says seven large generators will be transported to the new Upper Michigan Energy Resource Corporation generating facility in Negaunee Township. The generators will block traffic in the late evenings to early mornings, Sunday through Thursday.

The moves from the CertainTeed Plant in L’Anse to Eagle Mills will start at 10 p.m. and finish by 5 a.m. Return trips on alternating night will start at 11 p.m. and finish by 5 a.m.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Gwinn woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township Tuesday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:10 p.m. to US-41 near Midway Drive. Deputies say Makayla Mayo, 23, of Gwinn was westbound in a Pontiac Vibe when a Chevy Silverado driven by Jack Cram, 34, of Marquette pulled out of Midway Drive and into her path. The vehicles collided head-on.

Mayo was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Cram was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Thursday. 

Sheriff's deputies responded just before 10 a.m. to US-41 West near Northwoods Road. They say Sarah Hoffman, 27, of Skandia was westbound in a van when a vehicle driven by David Lane, 62, pulled out of the Gordon Food Service driveway and into her path. 

The two vehicles collided. Hoffman's rolled over into the ditch on the northern side of the roadway. 

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the names of those involved in a Sunday crash in Negaunee Township.

It happened on US-41 near Brebner Road.

Troopers from the Negaunee Post say the first vehicle—a Toyota Corolla—was driven by a 15-year-old female from Marquette. She was not injured, but her 44-year-old passenger, Stephen King of Marquette, was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

The Corolla hit a Jeep Liberty driven by Aubri Romback, 21, of Negaunee. She did not sustain any injuries.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating a Negaunee Township crash involving three vehicles, one pedestrian, and two dogs.  

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Alger County plow driver suffered only minor injuries when the vehicle rolled over in Skandia Township on Saturday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 8:30 a.m. on US-41 just inside the Marquette County line. Terry Tyner, 53, of Limestone was northbound and removing snow when the wing blade dropped below the road surface onto the shoulder. It caught on the road edge, causing a slingshot effect. Tyner says the plow spun around 180 degrees and rolled over.

The truck spilled a full load of salt onto the road edge.

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette-area man has been injured in a single-vehicle crash in Skandia Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday around 6:30 p.m. on US-41 South near Dalton Road. A vehicle driven by the 54-year-old struck a snow bank on the western side of the roadway. The car exited the eastern side of the highway, went airborne, and landed in nearby woods.

The man was taken to UPHS-Marquette with unknown injuries. He remains in stable condition.

The accident remains under investigation.

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was killed in a multiple-vehicle accident in Chassell Township over the weekend. 

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming teen received minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Marquette Township Wednesday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at 8:35 a.m. on US-41 near Brickyard Road. Lillee Martin, 18, was eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle on the slushy roadway. It went into the snow-filled ditch on the south side of the highway and rolled over onto its roof.

Martin sought her own treatment.

She was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

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