A bridge on a heavily traveled north-south route in St. Joseph County will be closed starting next week.
St. Joseph County Road Commission officials said the Nottawa Road bridge – south of M-86 and north of Findley Road – in Nottawa Township, will be out of service beginning Monday.
MDOT and county officials said the 60-year-old bridge is being reconstructed and the process could take up to three months.
MDOT’s Nick Schirripa said work on the bridge, which spans the Prairie River, is projected to cost about $1 million. MDOT’s Dan Weingarten said the bridge is listed in “serious” condition, a step above the worst designation.
He said the detour will follow Findley Road east to Filmore Road north, to M-86.
St. Joseph County Road Commission managing director John Lindsey said the bridge’s abutment is good but the deck itself has seen better days. He said its design is comprised of a concrete, box-beam.