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Nighttime Road Closure Advisory: Island Lake Road at Dexter Viaduct

By March 6, 2020Road Advisories

Island Lake Road nightly closures planned for Dexter viaduct railroad bridge work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 6, 2020

CONTACT: Michael Frezell, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-281-6519, FrezellM@Michigan.gov

Island Lake Road nightly closures planned for Dexter viaduct railroad bridge work

COUNTY: Washtenaw

ROAD: Island Lake Road

CLOSEST CITY: Dexter

START DATE: 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: 5 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

PROJECT: Amtrak has been contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to perform permanent repairs to the Dexter viaduct railroad bridge over Island Lake Road. The contractor will install a concrete ballast retainer over the roadway.   

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: Island Lake Road will be closed nightly (except weekends) between Eastridge Drive and Dexter-Chelsea Road during construction. Motorists are recommended to follow the posted detours.

 Click here for a detour map.

SAFETY BENEFITS: Installing the ballast retainer will prevent materials from falling from the top of the railroad viaduct bridge onto the roadway. Closing the road ensures safety to both workers and motorists.

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