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Big Cedar River bridge work to go into November — MDOT

A $2.7 million project to replace the bridge on U.S. 2 over the Big Cedar River in Menominee County is slated for completion in early November, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. (Corky DeRoeck photo)

POWERS — The new bridge on U.S. 2 over the Big Cedar River in Menominee County will not open in late October as projected.

The $2.7 million replacement project is slightly behind schedule, according to Michigan Department of Transportation Communications Representative Dan Weingarten.

“Instead of late October, we’re now looking at completion in early November,” Weingarten said, noting the project includes resurfacing the road approaches to the bridge, new concrete curbs, gutters and guardrails.

The project began in May, though traffic was not detoured until June 1. Detours are available on Spur Road 41 and Quarry Road.

“We appreciate the public’s patience while we work to replace this important bridge,” Weingarten said. “We’re confident once the work is done, folks are going to appreciate the new structure, which will be wider, safer and more efficient for drivers and pedestrians.”

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