Local briefing

County EDC elects new officers

MARQUETTE — At its regular April 25 meeting, the Marquette County Economic Development Corporation elected new officers, a press release states.

The officers include: Michelle Sellers, of River Valley Bank, as president; Kenneth Seavoy, of Kendricks, Bordeau, Keefe, Seavoy & Larsen PC, as vice president; Steve Embree, Marquette General Health System retiree, as treasurer; and Peter Hendrickson, of Northern Awning & Window Co., as secretary. Each will serve a one-year term as officers.

The board also welcomed new member Derek Bush of RTI Surgical. He was approved by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners as the representative for the Individuals and Organizations sector area, and will serve a six-year term ending in 2024.

Jackson Creek bridge work to start

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $3.9 million to remove and replace the M-28 bridge over Jackson Creek east of Wakefield.

The existing bridge, built in 1932, has reached the end of its service life. The overall life expectancy of the new structure is 75 years with routine maintenance.

Eastbound and westbound M-28 will be closed at the bridge. A detour is planned to be in place from Tuesday to Sept. 8, when the bridge will reopen to traffic. Access will be maintained to businesses and residences along M-28. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 2 at Wakefield, then north onto M-64 and back to M-28. The route will be reversed for westbound traffic. The approximate length of the detour is 33.5 miles.

For the project map visit: https://bit.ly/2GwIVqD