Portage Lake Lift Bridge Closures Announced

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    GLR News Update

    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Motorists in the Copper Country can expect delays on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge connecting Houghton and Hancock starting this weekend.

    The delays are part of an $8.3 million maintenance project by the Michigan Department of Transportation.

    M-DOT will perform upgrades and preventive maintenance work on the bridge starting this month through mid-April of 2016.

    Intermittent short-term closures are planned to occur between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Sunday through Tuesday.

    M-DOT will share plans for the project at a public meeting on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fisher Hall at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

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