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Early morning Portage Lake Lift Bridge closures continue into early December

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809 Agency: Transportation

November 24, 2021 -- Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will continue early morning work requiring closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock during the weeks of Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.

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.

  • Next week, closures are planned for early morning Thursday Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3.
  • The following week, closures will be needed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, Dec. 7-10.

The schedule is tentative and may be adjusted.

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