A work crew made the discovery in a swampy area on the ramp from I-94 and I-275.
MDOT says Michigan’s shortage of highway repair funds makes it impossible to replace the deck sooner.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has updated its Mi Drive app that provides motorists with additional traffic information.
An audit finds some bridges classified as being in critical condition aren’t being inspected as frequently or as thoroughly as they should be.
MDOT is working to determine damage and cleanup costs, which is estimated at several hundred thousands of dollars.
Crews have cleaned up the debris along the freeway following an accident on Friday when a truck smashed into a pedestrian bridge causing the bridge to come crashing down across both sides.
A picture of a grate on the Mackinac Bridge, looking down to the straits, was selected as the grand prize winner in MDOT’s annual Mackinac Bridge Walk photo contest.
The latest figures: Wayne County estimates flood damage at $340 million.
“We will be doing ongoing inspections that will go on to make sure everything’s always working how it’s suppose to ; but we really did come out in good shape.”
Construction on the project, which began in April, is about 66 percent completed.