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      Road Commission replacing asphalt with concrete on US-41

      Motorists in Marquette have certainly noticed work being done at the intersection of US-41 and County Road HQ.

      The Marquette County Road Commission is replacing the asphalt in the three south bound lanes with nine inches of concrete. The work is expected to cost between $110,000 and $120,000.

      According to the Road Commission, the asphalt used was not able to handle weather extremes or the volume of traffic in that area.

      "We've been having a huge issue with pot holes between the right turn lane and the thru lane going towards Walmart that's been giving us problems over the last three years," says Jim Iwanicki of the Marquette Road Commission. "We haven't been able to keep up with the pot holes, so we're putting concrete on those three lanes so that holds up better and we won't have issues with it breaking up in the spring."

      The work is only expected to take eight days, but more might be added if the wet weather continues.