US-2 Cut River Bridge detour to begin May 9th

MACKINAC COUNTY — Starting Wednesday, May 9th, US-2 will be closed at the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County for steel repairs and painting.

A signed detour will be in place, according to a press release. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $4.8 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.

The work involves structural steel repairs, painting, and expansion joint repairs. The project includes a three-year sandstone restoration warranty and a two-year bridge coating warranty. Work is also under way on bridge repairs carried over from last construction season.

The bridge closure and detour is expected to continue until September. The project is expected to be completed in November.

To view a project map, click HERE.