Updated closure schedule released for next three weeks on Portage Lake Lift Bridge

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HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) – Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing work requiring early morning closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock over the next three weeks. On Monday, November 1, the scheduled hours for the work was changed.

Beginning Wednesday morning, multiple closures of the bridge will be required for repair work between 12:15 and 5:15 a.m. These closures will result in delays for vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. The closures are planned to last for approximately 30 minutes each. Between closures, traffic will be allowed to clear.

             – This week: Closures are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

             – Week of Nov. 8: Closures are planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

             This schedule is tentative and may be adjusted.

MDOT says this work is part of the ongoing repair project to help ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the bridge.

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