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Liberty Road Bridge repairs over I-94 in Washtenaw County completed

Fast facts:

  • A truck hit the Liberty Road Bridge over eastbound I-94 on March 13, damaging a support beam.
  • An emergency repair contract was awarded to Toebe Construction LLC on March 15.
  • I-94 is a significant state, national, and international trade corridor.

March 17, 2023 - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces that emergency repairs to the Liberty Road Bridge over I-94 have been completed and the freeway is now open in both directions. These repairs are following a high load strike that caused extensive damage to the bridge earlier this week.

This $252,000 emergency project was awarded to Toebe Construction LLC to repair the damaged beam under the Liberty Road Bridge, which was built in 1956. Work began on Thursday and was completed early on Friday morning.

"It was a real herculean effort by Toebe Construction and the MDOT team to get this busy freeway reopened,” said Greg Losch, MDOT University Region engineer. “I-94 is a significant corridor for commuters, travelers, and commercial traffic. We appreciate both teams being so responsive to the needs of the local community."

Liberty Road over I-94 has been reopened in a single-lane configuration with a temporary traffic signal in place to allow for two-way traffic. This traffic configuration will remain in place until further notice when MDOT completes the design and has a contract in place to repair the bridge.

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