2 Quincy St. blocks ready for paving

HANCOCK – The expected completion date for the reconstruction of Quincy Street in Hancock is October, and according to Al Anderson that target should be met.

Anderson, project manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation Ishpeming Transportation Service Center, said the 200 and 300 blocks of Quincy Street are scheduled to be paved next week.

As each block receives asphalt, all but the last two inches or so are laid down. When the work is completed on the entire street, the last layer will be put down on the entire length of the street.

Anderson said sections of sidewalks on both sides of the 400 block have been removed, and other work is taking place there.

“They’re installing water mains on the 400 block,” he said.

Some underground coal bins have been removed from Quincy Street during the work, and Anderson said another could be found.

“There’s probably one more,” he said.

Tracks from a former street car system have been removed during the construction, also, but Anderson said he doesn’t know how far west the tracks run.

There have been no serious problems during the reconstruction project, Anderson said, and he expects it to be completed in October as planned.

“They’re on schedule, now,” he said.

All businesses along Quincy Street remain open during the project.