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      Agreement between Marquette and Lundin Mining released

      The City of Marquette released the agreement regarding road usage by Lundin Mining's Eagle Mine traffic on Thursday morning.

      The trucking corridor, described in the published agreement, will take mine traffic on Marquette County Road 550 from the northern city border to Sugarloaf Avenue, then to Wright Street.

      Trucks have been given approved usage of the road 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. The route will receive priority attention by the city for maintenance and improvements along with snow, sand and salt if needed during winter months.

      As part of the agreement, Eagle Mine will pay a road maintenance fee of $500,000 per year. The payment will be made to the City of Marquette by December 31 each year.

      Eagle Mine will also pay in to a safety improvement program as part of the agreement. A Safety Improvement Fee of $200,000 per year will go to creating a safer pedestrian and vehicle environment along the route.

      The agreement between the mine and city is expected to start on September 1, 2014. The maintenance and safety fees will be paid for eight years from the beginning of the agreement. If Eagle Mine were to begin using an alternative route other than outlined, the agreement would be terminated by the city.

      For the full agreement between the City of Marquette and Lundin Mining, click here . The payment schedule can be found here.