The end is nowhere near for Miller Rd. lane reopening





Miller Road travelers are advised to take an alternate route or expect delays because the westbound lane of the Miller Road bridge over I-75 is not expected to reopen until the fall.

Miller Road travelers are advised to take an alternate route or expect delays because the westbound lane of the Miller Road bridge over I-75 is not expected to reopen until the fall.

FLINT TWP. — Westbound Miller Road over I-75 could remain down to only one lane until October or November, according to an estimated repair completion date from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 was closed December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75.

Temporary repairs were made after the accident to stabilize damaged beams and prevent them from impacting traffic on southbound I-75 below Miller Road, according to Jocelyn Hall, of MDOT communications.

Those repairs were not intended to restore the structural integrity of the bridge, she said. Beam replacements are needed but require a minimum of six months to manufacture, she said, adding that the project has been placed on an expedited schedule. If the beams are ready sooner than expected, the replacement project could be done sooner but as of now engineers are estimating a Fall completion date and reopening of the westbound lane of Miller Road.


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