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Baraga construction starts Monday

July 23, 2011
By Stephen Anderson ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

BARAGA - Construction has been fairly light in Baraga this year, but the village's $3.5 million water project is finally set to begin Monday, according to Public Works Director Bill Marlor.

The village completed loan closing and pre-construction meetings this week, and MD Contracting has been given the notice to proceed on its $2,089,697 portion of the project, with minor construction beginning Monday on N. Superior and Ross streets on near-opposite sides of town.

Main Street will also receive extensive work beginning next week.

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A road construction sign is seen in Baraga Friday. The village’s $3.5 million water project is set to begin Monday.

MD Contracting will be working on the water main and distribution system, but they also have a contract secured to work on storm sewers and repaving of Main Street, though that related project is not yet finalized.

The project will eventually impact most of the village, including M-38, S. Superior St. and even a small portion of U.S. 41.

The second portion of the water project, which involves upgrades to the water plant and an intake 1,200 feet into Keweenaw Bay, will begin in about two weeks by McMullen & Pitz Construction, a contract totaling $1,440,700.

According to Village Manager Roy Kemppainen, will be updated throughout the projects to keep residents abreast of developments.



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