FLINT TWP. — The Miller Road Bridge over I-75, which was struck by an oversized truck on June 6, will require additional repair work, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
Therefore, the two left lanes of southbound I-75 at Miller Road will again be closed overnight on Thursday June 21 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on Friday June 22 from 8 p.m. until sometime Saturday morning. The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to complete repairs to the bridge.
MDOT scheduled similar closures last Thursday and Friday night for repair work on the bridge’s structural support beams with the work expected to be completed by Saturday morning, June 16.
The lane closures also affects westbound traffic over the bridge on Miller Road where the inside lane has been barricaded for nearly two weeks, leaving only one westbound lane open.
The barriers were removed Monday but put back after MDOT announced further bridge repairs were needed. The roadblock can’t be helped but creates a nuisance on busy Miller Road which is a primary access route to the restaurants and shops in the retail district.
Miller Road motorists dealt with a similar bottleneck last summer while the bridge was one of 16 spanning i-75 that were rehabbed as part of a $10.1 million MDOT traffic safety project.