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Project criticized one year after update

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It was just one year ago when a local highway got a facelift as part of the M-83 resurfacing project, but drivers are still upset about the deteriorating condition of the road.

Some drivers along M-83 may have noticed that the pavement looks like it's crumbling and tearing apart. That's because the project hasn't been completed.

If you recall, the Michigan Department of Transportation previously stated that road construction along highway M-83 had an expected completion date of late September. When MDOT said expected, it was a prediction of when the work would be finished. So, the project could've been finished a little earlier or a little later.  

Along the shoulder of M-83 you might see asphalt on the shoulder but MDOT officials say it's perfectly normal because the job isn't complete yet.

MDOT Spokeswoman Anita Richardson said the project was delayed because a contractor wasn't able to get asphalt.  

Richardson emailed this statement to TV5:

"We have an additional layer of asphalt to add to the road. It is completely normal for the first level of asphalt placed to be a bit rough and any crumbling they are seeing is most likely on the outside shoulder which the contractor. Once complete, motorists can expect a much smoother ride on M-83."

TV5 will keep you posted on the condition of the road.

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