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DELTA COUNTY, MI--   The Michigan Department of Transportation is giving Delta County a grant to improve County Road 531. 

More than $116,000 from the Transportation Economic Development Fund will be used to mill and resurface the stretch.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Marquette Township’s new roundabouts are set to open Wednesday. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says all temporary traffic signals in the work zone will also be removed. The grassy median will be constructed next year, so traffic barrels delineating the median will stay in place over the winter. “Michigan Lefts” will be marked to allow indirect left turns through the median.

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette County bridge is permanently closed due to its state of disrepair. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says inspectors have determined the bridge over the Black River in Ely Township is in danger of imminent failure.

Nearly 40 years old, the 33-foot bridge is a half-mile west of County Road 581 off County Road COO. It provides forest access for wildland fire response, timber harvest, and private camps.

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--  From the Michigan Department of Transportation:

The traffic configuration is set to change in the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) work zone on the US-41/M-28 reconstruction and roundabouts project in Marquette Township.

Tentatively beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30, eastbound and westbound traffic at the new roundabouts at Brickyard Road and CR 492 will be shifted to the outside lane. US-41/M-28 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction at these points.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Portage Lake Lift Bridge is undergoing some work the first week of November. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation is replacing fiberoptic communications cable connectors November 3-10.

While traffic on US-41/M-26 over the bridge will not be significantly impacted, the bridge must be fixed in its intermediate position and will not be operational during the cable work. Highway traffic and small watercraft traffic will not be affected, but the bridge will be unable to lift for taller watercraft.

NORWAY, MI--   The US-8 bridge over the Menominee River near Norway is set to reopen Monday. 

US-8 has been closed at the bridge and detoured. The detour was originally planned to be lifted September 13, but the bridge is now expected to be reopened to traffic on Monday, weather permitting.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The traffic configuration is set to change in the work zone on the US-41 reconstruction and roundabouts project in Marquette Township Tuesday. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says traffic at the Brickyard Road/US-41 intersection will shift to the north side of the highway using the north half of the new roundabout. At this point, highway traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction at Brickyard Road. The north leg of Brickyard Road will be open, with right turns out and right turns in only.

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Peregrine falcons have successfully raised chicks on two Upper Peninsula bridges this year. 

A pair of the raptors nested on the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie this spring. Nest boxes were installed on the bridge linking Canada and the U.S. in 2010. This year the birds raised three chicks. The pair has hatched 28 chicks since the box was installed and bridge officials started counting.

Last year the International Bridge Authority added a video camera that’s trained on the nest. The “FalCam” can be accessed at saultbridge.com/falcam.

LANSING, MI--   This Fourth of July holiday, the Michigan Department of Transportation is removing lane restrictions on more than two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. 

AAA Michigan estimates about 1.7 million people from Michigan are expected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a 4.4 percent increase from 2018. Of that number, AAA estimates that 1.4 million Michiganders will be taking to the road during the holiday to celebrate America's independence.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Michigan Department of Transportation will conduct routine maintenance and testing of the Portage Lake lift bridge between Houghton and Hancock next week. 

The scheduled event will require bridge lifts and lane closures.

Evaluation of structural, mechanical, and electrical components on the bridge is set for Monday through Thursday. The work will require several brief bridge lifts, up to