Have you ever driven under an overpass and cringed at the crumbling concrete? Good news! A region-wide bridge scaling project is kicking off today. That crumbling concrete should be repaired soon.
The Michigan Department of Transportation reports that they are investing $827,932 in bridges in the Bay Region, which includes St. Clair County and ten surrounding counties. The effort may cause intermittent lane closures around the bridge projects.
The project, which is aimed at removing loose and deteriorating concrete from the underside of the bridge decks, will take several months to complete. Sixty-eight bridges are on the schedule for repairs. The Bridge scaling project is expected to go on throughout the winter and wrap up by February 26th, 2021.
Bridges throughout the state are ranked as to their structural integrity. St. Clair County has several bridges that are designated as in poor condition, but most are in good or fair condition. A link to the full interactive map can be found at https://mdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=fb70725b2be04dc7b01703d0b6c91bb6
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland