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MDOT finishes replacing cable barriers on I-94

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 10, 2015

GALESBURG, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation says that they have completed the replacement of cable barriers where a multi-vehicle crash damaged I-94 in January.

MDOT Southwest tweeted out at about Noon Friday that the cable repairs are complete.  Crews have replaced 3,000 feet of cable, 50 posts and four concrete foundations.

“Normally we just put in new posts, re-string it and we’re done.  It’s a relatively quick process.  But there are at-least a dozen of those sleeves in the ground that have to be pulled out and put in new sleeves and the new concrete and steel so the post will sit in there,” Nick Schirripa told FOX 17 News on July 1.

On January 9, hundreds of vehicles were involved in a fiery pile-up that killed one person and closed both directions of the highway for a couple of days.