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Jackson Creek bridge delayed again, expected open Wednesday


October 27, 2018

WAKEFIELD — The reopening of the M-28 bridge over Jackson Creek east of Wakefield has been further delayed.

The detour was planned to be lifted Oct. 27, but the bridge is now expected to be reopened to traffic on Oct. 31, weather permitting.

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 to M-28. The route is reversed for westbound traffic. The length of the detour is 33.5 miles.

Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $3.9 million to remove and replace the bridge. The project was behind schedule because of heavy rain and flooding in mid-June. The project was also impacted by a recent labor dispute.

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