MACKINAC COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) — The Cut River Bridge on US-2 is now closed for a repair project.

It gets inspected every year and last year, the Michigan Department of Transportation noticed its steel structured need to be repaired.

US-2 is one of the first roads many people take after the Mackinac Bridge on the way through the Upper Peninsula to some of Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge is one of the largest bridges on the route.

“As everybody knows, summer tourism season unfortunately coincides with summer construction season,” said James Lake, a spokesperson for MDOT. “There’s no good way around it. We just do our best to minimize the effect on traffic as much as possible.”