BRIMLEY, Mich. (WJMN) – UPDATE: MDOT’s planned maintenance work on the M-221/6 Mile Road bridge in Chippewa County has been delayed. The work was originally set to begin Monday, September 19, but will now begin on Monday, September 26.

The work is set to last until September 30. The delay is due to issues with material supplies, according to MDOT.

PREVIOUS: Maintenance work on the M-221/6 Mile Road bridge over the Waiska River will require a posted detour next week, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Beginning on Monday, September 19, eastbound traffic on 6 Mile Road will be detoured southbound on M-221 to M-28, then east to Piche Road and back to 6 Mile Road. The same detour will be reversed for westbound traffic on 6 Mile Road.

The detour route will look as follows:

MDOT says work being done on the bridge includes deck patching and sealing to extend the lifespan of the bridge and increase safety for motorists.

The detour is expected to be lifted on Friday, September 23.