(ESCANABA, MI.)–The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a meeting to discuss bridge construction scheduled for 2017 and 2018 on US-2/US-41/M-35 over the Escanaba River and the nearby E&LS Railroad bridge in Wells Township. There will be a short presentation at 4 p.m. but the public is invited to stop by any time during the two-hour period to learn more about the project. Both MDOT and contractor representatives will be available to answer questions. The meeting is scheduled for March 29th in the Heirman Center, 952A Conference Room at Bay College. The bridge over the Escanaba River and the nearby E&LS Railroad bridge will be removed and replaced beginning in April and competed in 2018.
The bridge over the Escanaba River and the nearby E&LS Railroad bridge will be removed and replaced beginning this April, with completion expected in 2018. During construction, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction on US-2, with the exception of four separate mid-week detours for approximately seven days total. When in place (on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday only), the detour route will be via Delta County roads 426, 420, 531, and M-35.