Island Lake Road closures planned for Dexter viaduct railroad bridge work

Contact: Michael Frezell, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-281-6519, FrezellM@Michigan.gov
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Washtenaw

ROAD:
Island Lake Road

CLOSEST CITY:
Dexter

START DATE:
10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:      
2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

PROJECT:
Amtrak has been contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to perform preventive maintenance work on the Dexter viaduct railroad bridge over Island Lake Road. The contractor will install concrete netting along the top edge of the viaduct bridge next to the railroad tracks.   

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
Island Lake Road will be closed between Eastridge Drive and Dexter-Chelsea Road on Dec. 13, 16, and 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists are recommended to follow the posted detours.    

Click here for a detour map.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
Installing the netting will prevent materials from falling from the top of the railroad viaduct bridge onto the roadway. Closing the road ensures safety to both workers and motorists.