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April 20 • 05:10 AM
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MDOT, here’s my shovel


To the Editor:

Not to sound like a Scrooge or anything like that during the holiday season, but has anyone noticed the fact that the 9 Mile overpass on I-75 is now fully repaired?

This, after a tanker truck completely melted it in July along with a chunk of the busiest freeway in the state.

Why then, does it take five months and counting to figure out what to do with a simple culvert on M-53 just north of Dryden Road? It won't be fixed until when? Give me a break.

I live less than a quarter mile from the area in question and filled in two sink holes caused by the water damage with a shovel, some gravel and a lawn tractor.

The area around there has been "sealed off" like it is some kind of bio-hazard for Heaven's sake.

It looks as though it is going to cost more than it took to buy the Silverdome to fix a simple cement culvert in Lapeer County.

Seriously, who is in charge of this project and why are they not on unemployment? Let's get some of that Obama money road crew and put them to work. They can borrow my shovel and my tractor and they can even put one of those signs like 1-800-Call Hanson's out there while they are fixing it.

Editor's note: For those who may have missed it—and obviously Jack did not—a story in the Dec. 9 issue reflected MDOT's indication that repairs to the area in question aren't slated to occur until late spring.

Jack Henry, Almont
December 29, 2009

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