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Repairs and upgrades to US-31 Charlevoix bascule bridge start next week

invest $1.1 million to make structural steel repairs and replace the underwater cable providing power and control to both sides of the US-31 bascule bridge in Charlevoix. This project also will include replacement and upgrade of electrical components that control the bridge’s various mechanical systems.

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TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:           

This work will primarily require single-lane closures and traffic shifts, with one lane open in each direction, except for:

– The bridge will be closed to traffic for two nights between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on two dates that have not yet been scheduled. During those closures, traffic will be detoured on US-31, US-131, M-32, and M-66. Closures will be announced in advance. Those closures are expected to occur the nights of Tuesday, Jan. 7, and Wednesday, Jan. 8, weather and work progress permitting.

– During installation of the underwater cable and limit switches, intermittent nighttime testing of the bridge will occur, resulting in closures to traffic of up to 15 minutes.

SAFETY FEATURES:          

This project includes upgrades and repairs to the bridge’s structural steel and electrical components, designed to extend its service life and maintain reliability.

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