Editor’s note: MDOT expanded it’s estimated timeline for repair from “weeks to months” to at least six months.

BYRON TOWNSHIP, MI — Repairs to the 100th Street overpass at U.S. 131 are expected to take “at least six months,” after two semi-trucks damaged the bridge late last week.

The overpass was damaged just after 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, when a pair of semi-trucks with over-height shipping containers struck the overpass while northbound on U.S. 131.

John Richard, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation, said it’s unclear how long the overpass repair project is going to take. Weather, funding, and securing a contractor will be factors, but Richard said he expects it could be “at least six months” before the bridge is open.

All northbound lanes of U.S. 131 beneath the bridge are back open to traffic. The 100th Street ramps are also open, but drivers cannot turn left onto the closed overpass.

The 100th Street overpass will be closed to traffic indefinitely.

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