Project to rebuild freeway section after tanker blast to close several lanes until July
Beginning Sunday, one of the most heavily traveled sections of Interstate 75 in the Metro region will lose half its lanes due to a reconstruction project, which will last until late July. The Michigan Department of Transportation will rebuild a one-mile section of I-75, at Nine Mile in Hazel Park, after last year’s gasoline tanker explosion.
The state replaced the Nine Mile bridge after the July 15 explosion destroyed it.
"Because we used federal money to replace the bridge, we are obligated to meet federal mandates for bridge clearances," said MDOT spokesman Rob Morosi.
"So we are going to lower I-75 by two inches for a half mile in each direction; roughly between Breckenridge and Highland avenues."
Uh, the obvious question is “WHY DIDN’T YOU MORONS BUILD THE OVERPASS HIGHER SO YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO REBUILD THE FREEWAY?”
What a typical, government boneheaded decision!
Why wasn’t MDOT asked this, OBVIOUS QUESTION and their answer reported in this article?
These are the people that we are supposed to want (not me, by the way) to run our Health Care System?
As Dante Alighieri, might have said in The Inferno:
"abbandonare tutti voi che vivono qui la speranza".
or, in English:
“abandon all hope ye who live here”