Two sections of local trail closed for repairs

BARAGA??- Two off-road vehicle trails in the Upper Peninsula counties of Houghton and Keweenaw have temporarily closed for emergency repairs, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said recently.

In Houghton County, the Bill Nicholls Trail is closed to through traffic between Obenhoff and Old Mill Hill roads near Atlantic Mine (a stretch of approximately 3.3 miles) to repair and restore a washout on the trail.

In Keweenaw County, a section of trail on South Mandan Road southeast of Copper Harbor is closed to repair a failure of the Montreal Bridge. As part of the repair project the bridge will also be upgraded to a 60-ton weight limit.

Both sections of trail are expected to reopen by Saturday.

For more information about ORV trails and regulations in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/orvtrails.