US-2 Escanaba River Bridge replacement project starts April 17

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications,
 WeingartenD@michigan.gov
906-250-4809
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Delta

HIGHWAY:
US-2/US-41/M-35

CLOSEST CITY:
Escanaba                                

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Monday, April 17, 2017           

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
October 2018

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $20.5 million to replace both the US-2 bridge over the Escanaba River and the Escanaba and Lake Superior (E&LS) Railroad bridge over US-2. This two-year project will also include reconstructing and realigning 0.75 miles of roadway and replacing 3,000 feet of E&LS Railroad track.  

Project map: https://goo.gl/vsPcST

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
During construction, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction on US-2, with the exception of four separate mid-week detours for approximately seven days total. When in place (on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday only), the detour route will be via Delta County roads 426, 420, 531, and M-35.