Erosion repaired, I-69 reopens

Eroding soil near I-69 in Branch County. Courtesy: Michigan Department of Transportation. (April 3, 2014)
Eroding soil near I-69 in Branch County. Courtesy: Michigan Department of Transportation. (April 3, 2014)

GIRARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A section of northbound I-69 that was shut down in Branch County due to eroding soil has reopened earlier than expected, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

A one-mile stretch of highway was shut down Thursday from Dayburg Road to E. Girard Road in Girard Township, which is located between Coldwater and Tekonsha, MDOT said.

Road crews started repairing the highway, and those repairs were expected to be completed by Saturday.

However, Friday morning, MDOT said the repairs were complete and the highway had reopened.

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