More bridge work scheduled; traffic delays expected

More bridge work scheduled; traffic delays expected

HOUGHTON — Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation have scheduled more tests next week for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

Beginning Monday, March 21st, MDOT contractors will be performing test lifts of the bridge span, which will close the bridge to the public.

Motorists should expect 10 to 15 minute delays throughout the day. Testing will run through Friday, March 25th.

The $8.4 million project that started in December of 2014 is scheduled to be completed next month.