MDOT traffic alert: Portage Lake Lift Bridge closures set for March 2-6


HOUGHTON LAKE, MI – Multiple short closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for the week of March 2. The closures will likely result in delays for motorists.Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Closures are scheduled for Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 6. Motorists should expect intermittent 20-minute closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day.




Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date.

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be installing new lift cables on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, part of ongoing necessary maintenance work.

Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

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