Reminder: US-8 detour, bridge repairs near Norway start next week

Contact: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, WeingartenD@Michigan.gov
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Dickinson

HIGHWAY:
US-8

CLOSEST TOWN:
Norway

ESTIMATED STARTING DATE:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are investing about $2.4 million to replace the bridge deck and railing and paint structural steel on the US-8 bridge over the Menominee River at the Michigan-Wisconsin state line. This project includes a two-year warranty on bridge coatings.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2GQWlBf

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
The work will require closing the bridge and detouring traffic. Northbound US-8 traffic will be detoured via US-141 through Niagara, Wisconsin, and on to US-2 near Quinnesec. The detour will be reversed for southbound traffic. Access to the Menominee River will remain open on both sides of the bridge for the duration of the project.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
This project will extend the lifespan of the bridge. The new steel bridge railing will improve safety and aesthetics over the existing concrete railing.