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

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

February 4, 2019 -- Drivers in the US-2/US-41/M-35 work zone on the Escanaba River Bridge will encounter delays Wednesday morning.
             Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, contractors will work to temporarily repair a bump in the roadway on the eastbound approach to the bridge deck. This work will require intermittent closures of the eastbound lane under flag control. The work is expected to be completed within a few hours.
             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.