June 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Lanes blocked on I-75 for emergency repair of bridge deck

No motorists were injured by the hole, which measures three-by-three feet that has forced the closure of southbound I-75 near Goddard. (Michigan Department of Transportation)

Road crews have blocked the right two lanes of southbound Interstate 75 near Goddard Tuesday afternoon to repair a large hole on a bridge deck, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

No motorists were injured by the hole, which measures three-by-three feet, said MDOT spokeswoman Diane Cross. Crews discovered the hole while working along the freeway, she said.

If youre standing over it you can see down below, Cross said.

The site of the repair is on the border of Allen Park and Southgate. Motorists heading into the Downriver communities on Tuesday will likely have a slower commute. Alternative routes are Allen Road or Fort Street.

Repairs are expected to be complete around 9 p.m., Cross said.

The emergency repair Tuesday stresses the importance of the MDOTs request from the legislature for long-term funding, Cross said.

As soon as we find something we fix it, she said. We use our maintenance for bridge inspections, money for pothole repairs. We need long-term funding.

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