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Kiln Shell move across Marquette County from 2009.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Drivers traveling between Iron Mountain and Palmer may experience some delays this afternoon due to a major equipment moving project.  Here’s the story from the newsroom:


Cliffs Natural Resources is moving a piece of oversized equipment from the Michigan-Wisconsin border in Dickinson County to the Tilden Mine today that could impact travel on several U-P roads.
The equipment that is being moved is a kiln shell piece that is 26-feet in diameter and weighs approximately 67 tons. This kiln shell move is similar to one moved in 2009.  The move will affect vehicle travel on roads from the Michigan/Wisconsin border at Florence, WI to the Tilden mine beginning around noon today.
The kiln shell move will start at U.S. 2 North at U.S 141 at the Michigan-Wisconsin border, then progress to M-69 East, to M-95 North, to U.S. 41 East to M-553 South to Marquette County Road 480 West to M-35 South to the Empire Mine entrance at Palmer, arriving at approximately 4:00 PM EDT.