NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - The city of Negaunee, as part of their Moving Forward campaign, are nearing completion on a number of projects. Baldwin and Brown Avenues are getting a major overhaul.
On the north end of Baldwin Avenue, a set railroad tracks have been replaced, and another removed, making it easier for drivers to cross them. On the south end, decorative street lights are being installed.
On Brown Avenue, sewer lines that date back to the 1940s have been replaced. Both roads, as well as a few others in the community are now getting leveled off, and in late September will be repaved. This is a project that has been on the city’s bucket list for years.
“It's important to have good roads, where business owners can travel, as well as people going to work to make their livelihoods, and many other things with tourism and traveling through the community,” said Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron. “We need to have good infrastructure.”
The railroad was paid for by a Michigan Department of Transportation grant, a portion of the sewer project was covered with a grant as well. Total cost for the city is near $1.2 million.