Cut River Bridge is Back Open to Traffic, Local Businesses are Excited

Traffic is once again making its way over the Cut River Bridge on US-2.

Repairs shut it down for several months.

The scenic Upper Peninsula Bridge opened back up to traffic on Thursday.

MDOT says the bridge will be down to a single lane during the week and fully open during weekends.

Thursday’s opening was delayed by about four weeks.

A popular area for color tours and leaf-peeping, local businesses are glad traffic is moving steady once again.

“The flow of traffic is going to make the biggest difference, still today the traffic is moving right along There’s not these great big groups getting stuck behind a motor home or just a slower a vehicle so it it makes it better for the cars and the people so they don’t feel so hurried to get past here,” Gustafson’s Owner Michael Gustafson, said.

Work on the bridge will continue through the winter, it’s part of a $4.8 million project to repair the aging bridge.