Improvements Coming to Mead Road in Delta County
The M-DOT Office of Economic Development says an estimated $250,000 will be invested in transportation improvements to Mead Road in Delta County. The road is an all-season route but is severely deteriorated, has inadequate shoulders and poor drainage. Mead Road will be utilized by the firm Omya for commercial and employee traffic to their new multi-million dollar plant currently under construction. The company plans to complete the plant that is located at the NewPage Escanaba paper mill site this summer. Delta County officials say in addition to Omya traffic, all logging trucks accessing the paper mill currently use Mead Road to make deliveries and leave the mill. The transportation improvements include $200,000 in state funds and $50,300 from the Delta County Road Commission.