BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – It’s no surprise that Michigan’s summer is filled with construction.
But some are taking notice of a big bridge problem in Calhoun County that hasn’t been fixed for months.
There is a fairly large hole in the concrete barrier on I-194, just above I-94. And it’s been that way for months. A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation tells us they’re aware and a solution is coming.
If you spend much time in Battle Creek, you’ve likely noticed a big gap in the concrete barrier on I-194.
Or maybe you’ve just noticed the Michigan Department of Transportation truck parked in front of the hole.
What’s concerning for some drivers is that the hole is over I-94.
“It can be pretty disconcerting, I get that, to see a truck parked in front of the hole on a bridge. I think it would be more disconcerting to see an open hole on a bridge,” said M-DOT Spokesperson Nick Schirripa.
Schirripa says crews noticed some deterioration of the bridge during an inspection a couple of years ago.