MDOT says eastbound 100th Street over U.S.-131 has reopened

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 22:14:45-05

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. —  The Michigan Department of Transportation says eastbound 100th Street has reopened over US-131 in southern Kent County, more than two weeks after a crash that damaged bridge beams.

In a Tuesday-night tweet (Twitter post), MDOT says westbound 100th Street remains closed over the freeway. 

Oversized shipping containers being carried by two semi-trucks slammed into the bridge on January 12. MDOT spokesman John Richard told FOX 17 a few days after the crash that it could take more than six months to completely repair the bridge.

Some beams of the overpass, the deck itself and bridge railing all were damaged.

MDOT says further repairs remain weather dependent.