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MDOT cleaning northern Lower Peninsula bascule bridges in May

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be cleaning the decks of the US-31 bascule bridge over the Manistee River in Manistee, the US-31 bascule bridge over the Pine River Channel in Charlevoix, and the US-23 bascule bridge over the Cheboygan River in Cheboygan. This maintenance work involves removing road sand and salt from the structures to prevent corrosion.

Crews will be working on the Manistee bridge on Monday and Tuesday, May 8 and 9; the Charlevoix bridge on Wednesday, May 10; and the Cheboygan bridge on Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12.

Manistee, Charlevoix, Cheboygan

US-31, US-23

Closest cities:
Manistee, Charlevoix, Cheboygan

Start date:
Monday, May 8, 2023

Estimated end date:
Friday, May 12, 2023

Traffic restrictions:
On the scheduled dates, the respective bridges will have single-lane closures with traffic shifts. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

Safety benefit:
This work helps ensure the bridges can open and close safely and reliably.

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