LISTEN AS M-DOT’S DAN WEINGARTEN EXPLAINS WHY BRIDGE WILL BE DETOURED AGAIN
Drivers traveling between Escanaba and Gladstone can expect delays Thursday while work occurs on the US-2 Escanaba River Bridge.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, both lanes of US-2 will be closed between Delta County Road 426 and Mead Road while the remainder of the new bridge deck is poured. This work is weather dependent.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured via Delta County roads 426, 420, and 531, and M-35. The detour will be reversed for westbound traffic. Motorists should be patient and expect delays.
To accommodate traffic and reduce conflicts along the detour route, Delta County Road 420 will be closed to through-traffic at the east leg of the intersection with Delta County Road 531. Also, Rivers 22nd Road will be open to eastbound traffic only between Delta County Road 531 and M-35. Law enforcement will be present at intersections along the detour route to improve traffic flow and reduce backups.
Parts of Delta County Road 426 are closed to oversized loads. Drivers with oversized loads should contact the Delta County Road Commission at 906-786-3200 to determine the most appropriate route.