8/19/19 Hoist Road Update



The shouldering part of the project is complete and the contractor will be working with connecting the driveways and road entrances. Striping will be installed as soon as the equipment becomes available, as will the new signage. The orange barrels will remain until the new guardrails are completed, which may carry us until the end of September. We will be scheduling radar enforcement. Please drive accordingly.


Gary Wommer

Negaunee Township Supervisor

(906) 475-7869






Paving is now complete and shoulder work is nearly completed.  Signage and guardrails, of which there is a substantial amount, will be the next parts of the project and should be completed by the end of September.

PLEASE continue to obey the construction site speed limit of 40 mph and all other construction signs.  Thank You!


The largest and most difficult culverts have been changed and only 2 remain. Those will be replaced early in the week of August 4. 

Also during this coming week gravel will be spread on top of the existing road and a pulverisor will grind everything up and mix it together to make a road bed that has never been so good. That will be rolled and graded and paving is scheduled for the end of the week. There will be work done early and late in the day in order to accomplish this project on time.

Thank you for working with us during this project.

G L Wommer, Township Supervisor

Attention Hoist Road Residents

As part of the ongoing Hoist Road Project, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will begin putting in two sections of large pipe on Hoist Road beginning Wednesday, July 31,2019. This work will take approximately three days. The road will be closed from 7 AM to 7 PM during this construction process. Residents are encouraged to stage their vehicles where they can be accessed at the entrance of Hoist Road. The road will remain under flag control.

The above dates are approximate and due to weather and other circumstances. Payne & Dolan respectfully requests that residents have patience with the operations. The goal is to proceed with the construction in the most efficient manner with the least amount of impacts.

Payne & Dolan will work with the residents along the road so they may gain access to their homes.  However, short delays may be possible while work is taking place in front of the homes.

If there are any questions feel free to contact any of the below names for further clarification.

Payne & Dolan, Inc.
Zach Lange – Project Engineer
801 Clark Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837 – Phone 906-458-8167

Marquette County Road Commission
Alex Elsenheimer
1610 N 2nd St.
Ishpeming, MI 49849 – Phone – 906-458-0288