The City of Houghton is studying traffic on and around the Houghton-Hancock Bridge.
At last night’s City Council meeting, Police Chief John Donnelly said that the goal is to try to find ways to limit bridge openings to times when traffic patterns will be disrupted the least. Donnelly noted that more people cross the Lift Bridge each day than cross the Mackinac Bridge, and that traffic tie-ups can cause more than just inconvenience for motorists…
The information collected will be forwarded to the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers, to see if a plan can be worked out to reduce the congestion.
In other news from last night’s council meeting, City Manager Eric Waara reported that a dangerous building at 909 Ruby Avenue is scheduled to be demolished within the next two weeks. A grand opening ceremony for the city’s new skate park has tentatively been set for the afternoon of August 2nd. Repairs to the roofs of the City Center and Dee Stadium were authorized – a silicone coating will be applied to stop leaks, and extend the life of the existing roofs.