M-DOT To Hold Special Meeting On Portage Lake Lift Bridge Upgrade

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The Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton & Hancock.

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton & Hancock.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will share plans for a major maintenance project on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock at a meeting this week in Hancock.

The project is scheduled to begin this winter.

The meeting with M-DOT staff is open to all interested residents and business owners and is this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Lakeview Manor Community Room in Hancock.

Attendees will be able to review the plans for construction and ask questions of the staff.

Upgrades and preventive maintenance work will be done on the bridge from mid-December to mid-April 2016.

The $5.5 million project will require several long-term nighttime closures of the bridge and numerous short-term closures.

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