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M-28 bridge project falls behind schedule


August 23, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

This is the scene looking to the east at the Jackson Creek construction site on M-28 east of Wakefield. The $3.9 million Michigan Department of Transportation bridge project was to be completed by Sept. 8, but the removing and replacing of the bridge is running behind schedule. The projected completion date has been set back to Oct. 12.

WAKEFIELD - The $3.9 million Michigan Department of Transportation project to remove and replace the M-28 bridge over Jackson Creek, east of Wakefield, is running behind schedule.

The planned reopening of the bridge to traffic will be delayed by up to five weeks.

The detour in place was set to be lifted Sept. 8, but the bridge is now expected to be reopened to traffic on Oct. 12.

Eastbound and westbound M-28 remains closed at the bridge. Access is being maintained to businesses and residences along M-28. Eastbound traffic is detoured onto U.S. 2 at Wakefield, then north onto M-64 and back...

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