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      Road construction in Ishpeming

      A sinkhole at the intersection of Euclid and Second Street in Ishpeming is just one more infrastructure issue that the city has had to fix this summer.

      The sinkhole caused by a storm sewer collapsing has been blocked off and will be repaired soon but other road construction projects have been popping up all over the city. The city has spent nearly $1 million on construction downtown alone. With all the roadwork, getting around the city may prove more difficult than usual.

      "With the work that's going on, navigation is a little tricky," says Ishpeming City Manager Mark Slown. "Fortunately the city does have a robust street network and I think most people have been able to get around and get to where they wanted to go. They might have to walk a little farther or go in through a back entryway."

      Slown says he hopes residents will be patient with any inconveniences while the construction is going on.