MDOT has more details about Portage Lake Lift Bridge closure

HOUGHTON — MDOT has more information for drivers in the Copper Country about the upcoming closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

The bridge between Houghton and Hancock will be closed from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17th until 7:00 the next morning. In case of severe weather, it’ll be postponed a week to January 24th and 25th.

MDOT has also made arrangements with hotels on each side of the bridge to provide waiting rooms for drivers who need to use the bridge but who don’t have anywhere to stay while it’s closed. The Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn in Houghton and Lakeview Manor in Hancock will have warm spots available for motorists to use.