Motorists on Interstate 96 near Brighton are spotting crumbled concrete and exposed steel rods on the Flint Road overpass.
Michigan Department of Transportation officials acknowledge the sight of the deterioration is likely worrying drivers on the stretch of highway, which sees over 93,000 vehicles a day.
“A routine inspection last month discovered there was some loose concrete on the barrier walls,” MDOT spokesperson Kari Arend said Wednesday. “We knocked off loose chunks of concrete so nothing falls below.”
Arend said the deterioration is clearly visible from I-96, but to her knowledge, no debris has fallen onto the freeway.
MDOT crews will return to patch the concrete on the barrier wall, likely within a month, she said.
According to Federal Highway Administration standards, the deck of the Flint Road overpass, which sees about 2,300 vehicles a day, is rated in “fair” condition. The overpass has not been replaced since it was built in 1962.