The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
Portage Lake Lift Bridge closures for next three nights
October 04, 2021
ESCANABA, Mich. - Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be performing work requiring brief closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock starting early Tuesday morning.
Between 2 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, multiple brief closures of the bridge will be required for finger joint removals on the upper deck of the moveable span. These closures will result in brief delays for vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. The closures are planned to last for approximately 10 minutes each. Between closures, traffic will be allowed to clear.
This schedule is tentative and may be adjusted.
This work is part of the ongoing repair project to help ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the bridge.