MDOT traffic alert: Portage Lake Lift Bridge closures set for Feb. 24, 25, 27, 28


HOUGHTON LAKE, MI –  Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2-4 a.m. Feb. 24, 25, 27 and 28. The closures will likely result in delays for motorists.Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date.




The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains 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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