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M-28 reopens at Jackson Creek

 

October 30, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A TRUCK crosses Jackson Creek on M-28 east of Wakefield Monday evening. Construction on the road wrapped up Monday afternoon, reopening the road for the first time since May. It had been scheduled to reopen Sept. 8, but the project encountered numerous delays.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - The wait is over. For the first time since the end of May, drivers on M-28 could use the bridge over Jackson Creek Monday afternoon.

The bridge east of Wakefield had been expected to reopen Wednesday after the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Friday it was pushing back the prior target date of the weekend due to "rainy weather and saturated ground conditions."

However, according to MDOT spokesman Dan Weingarten, work wrapped up Monday.

"The work was completed sooner than expected, so the contractor was able to open to...



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