Crews working to replace overpass

By  | 

BRIGHTON, Mich. (WILX) -- Crews are working to replace an overpass that has been missing for about nine months on I-96.

It was damaged beyond repair last September, when a machinery delivery truck crashed into it.

The overpass is at Pleasant Valley Road and I-96 in Brighton.

Engineers say they will be filling the open space with "800-thousand pounds of concrete and steel." They also told News 10 that the bridge will be raised up 30".

Officials from MDOT say they expect for the bridge to be complete and open to traffic by Labor Day.

The project is expected to cost around $1.6M and MDOT says it will seek reimbursement from the company that owns the truck that took it down.