The Marquette County Road Commission held an informational meeting Thursday to update the public on the plans to upgrade County Road 510 and the Triple A. The roads would serve as a truck route for the Eagle Mine Project in that area. Jim Iwanicki, Engineer Manager for the Road Commission, went over the plans page by page.
At this point the plans are 70 percent complete and meetings like this give the public an opportunity to provide input. Residents of Powell Township have expressed concerns with the proposed project which is being paid for entirely by Lundin Mining.
"One of the big concerns is the amount of clearing being done on these projects and the intent for the Road Commission is to build an all season trucking route and to build an all season trucking route we need to have a certain width and make sure we have good drainage and make sure that we have plenty of snow storage for winters like this one," Iwanicki said.
Iwanicki added that once the plans have received final approval from the Marquette County Road Commission, they hope to begin work on the project as soon as the weather allows.