Pothole shuts down lanes on I-75, expect more - WNEM TV 5

Pothole shuts down lanes on I-75, expect more

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It’s spring, and that means pothole season.

At around 5:45 a.m. Monday morning a pothole on I-75 at mile marker 155, near the Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw County shutdown lanes of the highway for almost an hour as crews worked to repair it.

“Michigan State police did their job by coming out and moving everybody over to make sure it’s safe so we could get it filled,” said Robert Ranck, an engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Ranck says thanks to drivers that called in the pothole, crews were able to repair it quickly.

“It could be within hours that the hole could be formed. Luckily our crews get out there really fast, and also with cell phone technology they’re calling us and we’re getting out right away to take care of it,” said Ranck.

MDOT says they are continuing to work on the issues, but because temperatures keep going up and down, they expect more potholes to form this season.

“As soon as the temperature get high enough, all that frost goes away. Everything will settle down into the summer time,” said Ranck.

The pothole was fixed, and lanes re-opened at about 6:15 a.m.

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