August 12, 2009 TRI-CITY AREA — The M-53 corridor between Almont and Imlay City was re-opened on Thursday, August 13, though it could be weeks before normal travel is resumes in the area.
In the aftermath of last weekend's heavy rains, a large sinkhole opened up on the east shoulder of the roadway Tuesday afternoon, resulting in immediate closure of the well-traveled highway.
The section of roadway was closed from Dryden Rd. to the I-69 freeway for more than 24 hours, forcing motorists to find alternate north-south routes, including Graham (Glover) Rd. and Capac Rd. to the east.
Lapeer County Road Commission officials said on Thursday, that the area near the intersection of M-53 and Hollow Corners Rd. will be subject to delays and traffic shifts for a period of up to two months.
A Lapeer Road Commission official said repairs to the damaged stretch of highway will be complicated by the presence of DTE poles and guard rails.
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