Alert: Intermittent traffic stoppages Friday at US-2 Escanaba River Bridge

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809
Agency: Transportation

Drivers in the US-2/US-41/M-35 work zone the Escanaba River Bridge will encounter delays Friday.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will repair and clean the centerline divider and reflective delineators in the work zone. This work will require intermittent traffic stoppages.

Work is expected to be completed later that day.

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. Due to weather conditions, work on the project has been suspended for the season. Lead-in work is expected to resume on the bridge in May, weather permitting, with paving scheduled to begin June 1. The project is expected to be completed in early July.