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Mecosta County: We'll let it slide this time! Watch the bridge slide animation

Contact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications
 richardj2@michigan.gov
616-451-4063
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Mecosta

HIGHWAY:
US-131

 CLOSEST CITY:
Morley

START DATE:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ESTIMATED END DATE:
Mid-October 2014

PROJECT DETAILS:
The northbound and southbound US-131 bridge decks over 3 Mile Road will be replaced using bridge slide technology. The new decks will be constructed on temporary supports adjacent to the existing bridges and slid into place after the existing structures are demolished.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:
Traffic will be maintained on US-131 while the new bridges are being built. A detour will only be necessary for approximately five days during demolition and the bridge slide, using Jefferson Road (Exit 125), Northland Drive and 8 Mile Road (Exit 131). Watch the bridge slide animation to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mUQa5xbTFM.
 
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