M-DOT Wraps Up Work On US-2 Cut River Bridge

Structural steel work on the US-2 Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County has finished for the season.

A detour, which had been in place since August, has been removed.

“We really want to thank motorists on US-2 for their patience this summer during a lengthy detour period,” said Dawn Gustafson, manager of the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Newberry Transportation Service Center. “This important project, along with work planned for next year, will help keep this iconic Upper Peninsula bridge in good condition.”

MDOT is investing $1.3 million to repair the bridge. Work on the bridge involves structural steel repairs, painting, substructure patching, stone facing repair, and approach work. The project includes a three-year performance warranty.

Structural steel work and painting will continue in late April 2018 for approximately one month to complete the current project.

The contractor, Davis Construction, plans to close and detour the US-2 Cut River Bridge again at that time.

A second project slated for 2018 will include additional structural steel work and painting. That project, to be let this winter, will also require closing the bridge and implementing the same detour route as this year’s. That work is expected to start in June and be complete in October.