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M-26 detour to start April 25 for Silver River bridge replacement in Keweenaw County
April 19, 2023
EAGLE HARBOR, Mich. – A complete closure and detour of M-26 over the Silver River between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor will begin April 25 as part of a $2.9 million Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) investment to remove and replace the bridge this summer.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Estimated end date:
During the project, traffic will be detoured for approximately 10 weeks via a posted route on US-41. The M-26 closure will be just west of the western entrance to Brockway Drive, about 10 miles from Copper Harbor.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 35 jobs.
This work will replace a bridge which has reached the end of its useful service life. The roadway section of the new bridge will be wider, including 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders, providing more space and increased safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.