HOUGHTON — A detour will be taking place starting Monday in Houghton thanks to more lift bridge maintenance work.

MDOT contractors will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, requiring the inside north and southbound lanes to be closed. Because of this, the northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be rerouted through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

MDOT expects this particular part of the project to be complete by Monday, May 18th.