Local News

Mackinac Bridge repaving completion delayed

ST. IGNACE, Mich. – The first season of a two-season repaving project on the Mackinac Bridge’s north viaduct and approach truss spans, originally scheduled to be completed by May 23, will not be complete until June 7. Citing additional patching work and an inability to field full work crews, project contractor […]

I-75 resurfacing project in Chippewa County starts May 28

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $3.5 million to resurface nearly 5 miles of I-75 from M-28 north to 3 Mile Road in Chippewa County. The work includes single-course asphalt overlay, joint repairs, guardrail repairs, aggregate shoulders, and pavement markings. Work is expected to start Tuesday, May […]

Prosecutor Issues Statement Regarding Local Trial

PRESS RELEASE Rhonda Deuman, 57, of Sault Ste Marie was found guilty by a jury in the 91st District Court on April 23, 2024. The Defendant was found guilty of assault and battery on a 9-year-old child. The case was investigated by Officer Raymond Brooks of the Sault Ste Marie […]

US-2 Mackinac County resurfacing project starts May 6

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $3 million to resurface nearly 9 miles of US-2 from Borgstrom Road to Hiawatha Trail in Mackinac County. The work includes surface sealing, crack sealing, asphalt milling and resurfacing, rumble strips, slope flattening, aggregate shoulders, guardrail repairs, and pavement markings. Work […]

M-48 Chippewa County resurfacing project starts May 8

NEWBERRY, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing about $1.6 million to resurface nearly 8 miles of M-48 east of M-129 in Chippewa County. The work includes an asphalt overlay, aggregate shoulders, guardrail repairs, and pavement markings. The project is expected to start May 8 and be finished by July […]

St. Ignace Welcome Center closed for repairs May 14-15, May 21-22

St. IGNACE, Mich. ­– The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing the St. Ignace Welcome Center on northbound I-75 May 14-15 and May 21-22 while crews perform exterior repairs to the facility. This work is weather dependent. The Welcome Center parking lot will remain open, with the building and exterior work areas […]

Falcons return to International Bridge

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. and Ontario – A pair of nesting peregrine falcons is back this spring to raise a family at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. They’ve apparently decided to maintain dual residency, feathering their nest on the U.S. side of the span after nesting on the Canadian side last […]