Cut River Bridge Repair Behind Schedule, Set to Reopen Next Month

Drivers in Mackinac County will have to deal with delays and a detour for a few weeks longer than expected.

MDOT says the project to repair the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge on US-2 is now behind schedule by about four weeks.

The bridge was supposed to open to traffic tomorrow, but cars will be detoured until October 18.

MDOT says the contractor found more of the steel to be in worse shape than expected, adding more work.

The bridge shutdown has been frustrating for those in the area.

“We know that it needs to be fixed, but we’re very upset that it hasn’t been done, I’m sure they are doing a great job and we want it to be safe and we want to be able to keep the bridge, but it would be nice to have it done just so everyone can come up here and enjoy it,” Kristi Gustafson, said.

The work is part of an ongoing $4.8 million project to repair the aging bridge.

MDOT – Cut River Bridge