HANCOCK, MI-- Drivers will see a new traffic pattern at the US-41 reconstruction project in Hancock beginning Monday.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says Front Street traffic will shift to the southbound lanes of the highway, maintaining one lane in each direction between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Reservation Street. The southbound US-41 connector ramp to eastbound M-26 toward Ripley will be reopened. Work will start on the northbound lanes of the highway. And northbound US-41 traffic will now cross the median as it exits the lift bridge.
To reduce bridge operation and limit delays, a 13-foot, 6-inch height restriction for vehicles is being imposed on the portage lake lift bridge from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The restrictions run through July 28.
A 12-foot width restriction is also in effect in the work zone.