US-2 Detour begins Saturday

EPOUFETTE — Starting Saturday, US-2 will be closed at the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County due to backups and traffic congestion at the bridge.

A signed detour will be in place. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $1.3 million to repair the bridge. Eastbound traffic will be detoured on Prater Boulevard to Cut River Road and back to US-2.

The detour will be reversed for westbound traffic. The detour route is approximately 3.6 miles.

Commercial vehicles are encouraged to detour using I-75, M-123, M-28, and M-117. Work on the bridge involves structural steel repairs, painting, substructure patching, stone facing repair, and approach work. The project includes a three-year performance warranty.

Structural steel work was planned to start in September, but this work is being expedited. The project is expected to be completed in November.