Friday, December 12, 2014

MDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Portage Lake Lift Bridge evening, night closings Dec. 14-16

HANCOCK -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued this TRAFFIC ALERT for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock:

Closures are set for Sunday, Dec. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 16 (estimated completion date).

PROJECT: The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be conducting necessary prep work in advance of this winter’s major maintenance project on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.


This work will require intermittent short-term closures of the bridge, resulting in 15- to 20-minute delays for motorists. The closures are planned to occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night.

MDOT says: "Drive like you want to make it home tonight."

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