Houghton County considering second bridge to Keweenaw
Could two be better than one?
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The Houghton County Board of Commissioners is looking to consider a second bridge across the Portage Canal.
The board passed a motion Tuesday to begin a study to see if such a project is actually possible.
Construction on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge caused significant traffic backups this summer.
Many residents made comments during that time to add a second bridge.
Now, those comments may become a reality.
“We’ll be drawing some parameters for the feasibility study pretty quickly,” said Houghton County Vice-Chair Tom Tikkanen. “And frankly, approaching our legislators for some financial support in that regard.”
We will continue to follow this story as it progresses.
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