Repairs to MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle begin this month

DETROIT, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is investing $3.4 million to repair the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. Work includes concrete repair to the bridge approaches, joint replacement, pavement repairs to the bridge and sidewalk, and an epoxy overlay to protect this investment.

For safety, only one lane will be open in each direction of the bridge between Jefferson Avenue and the island during some of the repair work, as well as seven days a week until Memorial Day weekend and again after Labor Day. Pedestrians and bicyclists also may have limited access at times.

During the summer, lane closures will occur during weekdays, Monday through Thursday.

All lanes will be open during weekends and the following special events:

– Detroit Grand Prix: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, to 6 a.m. Monday, June 4

– Freedom Fireworks: 3 p.m. Monday, June 25, to 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5

– Detroit Free Press Marathon: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22

START DATE: March 2018

COMPLETION DATE: Late Fall 2018

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