Part of Lakeshore Drive in St. Joseph will close on Monday for five weeks. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News it’s for a maintenance project.

“Most folks would probably know it as Lakeshore Drive, but it is our I-94 Business Loop, or BL, and we are closing it – it’s a total closure – between Vail Court and Lakeshore Road to repair the bridge over the CSX Railroad south of St. Joseph there.”

The railroad bridge repairs are routine. They include deck patching, pin and hanger replacement, structural steel repairs, and painting. Schirripa says a detour will be posted taking drivers on Hilltop Road and M-63, but most drivers will probably be able to find their own route if they wish.