State of Michigan

06/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/23/2021 08:02

Portage Lake Lift Bridge maintenance this week

Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809

June 22, 2021 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be conducting routine scheduled maintenance of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock beginning Wednesday, requiring bridge lifts.

Cable greasing is scheduled for Wednesday night, June 23, and early Thursday morning, June 24. This work will require several bridge lifts, up to 30 minutes each. These lifts are scheduled to begin after 11 p.m. Wednesday and be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday. Resulting closures will affect vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This schedule is weather-dependent and may be adjusted.

This work will help ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the bridge.