Alert: Intermittent lane closures early Wednesday at US-2 Escanaba River Bridge

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

January 15, 2019 -- Drivers in the US-2/US-41/M-35 work zone on the Escanaba River Bridge will encounter delays early tomorrow morning. 

Beginning at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Delta County Road Commission will remove snow from the bridge deck. This work will require intermittent lane closures. 

Law enforcement personnel will be present to assist with traffic control. Drivers are urged to slow down and drive with caution in the work zone. The work is expected to be completed by 4:30 a.m. 

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. 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.