HOUGHTON, Mich. – Elevator replacement work on the US-41/M-26 Portage Lake Lift Bridge between the cities of Houghton and Hancock will require lane closures on the bridge next week.
On Monday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov.14, the northbound outside lane on the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the daytime hours. The northbound sidewalk will remain closed with a posted pedestrian detour.
The work is part of the $4.3 million Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) investment to replace bridge elevators and install false decking under one bridge span. The decking work was completed earlier this year.
This repair project will help ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the bridge.