More lift bridge closings planned

More lift bridge closings planned

HOUGHTON — Residents in the Keweenaw should get prepared for more short closings of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge later this month.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says there will be intermittent nighttime closures of the bridge January 25th through the 29th. Motorists should expect delays of up to fifteen minutes between 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. and delays of up to thirty minutes between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.

The lower bridge deck will be closed to snowmobile traffic during these closures as well. MDOT will be testing new bridge components which require a series of lifts.

The $8.4 million project started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April.

[Courtesy The Keweenaw Report]