Bridge Closure Starts This Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation will shut down a bridge near Union Pier for some construction work this week. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News as part of construction on five bridges over I-94 near the Michigan-Indiana state line, the Union Pier Road bridge over I-94 will close on Wednesday and remain closed through August 12. A detour will be posted. Schirripa says MDOT grouped the five summer bridge projects together.

“When we can group smaller projects together into one larger contract, it usually helps save a little bit of money,” Schirripa said.

The bridges affected are the M-239, Kruger Road, Lakeside Road, Maudlin Road, and Union Pier Road bridges over I-94. The $6.1 million in work is intended to increase lives of all of those bridges. You can stay on top of all MDOT summer construction projects and see current traffic conditions at