Update: M-26 partially reopened after flood damage,
M-203 remains closed
(HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI.)– The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has partially reopened M-26 after flooding in Houghton County forced several closures Sunday. Other partial and complete closures of state trunkline remain in effect as repair efforts continue:
– M-26 is now open near the Mont Ripley ski hill after emergency repairs. Flooding caused major damage in Ripley near the ski hill with extensive debris on the road forcing closure.
– M-26 is open to local traffic only between Dollar Bay and Lake Linden. Emergency repairs continue with some areas having only one lane open.
– US-41 is now open between Chassell and Houghton but limited to only one lane open in each direction in some areas. The route suffered pavement damage and multiple shoulder washouts. Temporary traffic signals are in use near Denton Road and north of the Pilgrim River bridge. Multiple repair locations with uneven gravel surfaces require reduced speeds. Emergency repairs continue at several spots.
– M-203 remains closed at Swedetown Creek where a culvert washed out. M-203 remains closed to through-traffic while emergency repairs are being made to fill multiple washout areas between Hancock and Calumet. Local traffic has access; however, there are areas with only one lane open. US-41 remains open between Hancock and Calumet.
MDOT will continue to monitor the roadways in the area and contractors are working to repair flood damage. More information will be released as it becomes available.