Work on Lakeshore nearly done: End of paving expected this week

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Chris Holmes of U.P. Engineers & Architects talks to the Houghton City Council Wednesday.

HOUGHTON — Pavers are in town and working on Lakeshore Drive, the project’s manager said Wednesday.

They did patching work on Wednesday and finished some parking lots, said Chris Holmes of U.P. Engineers & Architects. The plan called for starting by Citgo Thursday in the southbound lane then continue through to Quincy Street, then go back the other way. Intersections along Shelden at Isle Royale and Quincy streets were to be blocked in the morning. Paving should be complete by Friday, weather permitting, Holmes said.

“We talked about blocking it at the bottom, but I’m concerned with the angled parking, we can’t get people out of there then,” he said. “I think it’s best to block them all.”

After the paving is done, the main task left will be installing the streetlights. Temporary lighting will be installed during the wait for the new lights. Three temporary lights will be installed in the five spots between Huron and Isle Royale streets.

“I’m hopeful that that’ll be done in a couple days,” Holmes said.