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Still no plan to fix Hines Drive bridges in Plymouth

Posted: 11:06 AM, Dec 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-19 16:06:09Z
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. (WXYZ) — Navigating detours has become the norm for many, but one viewer reached out to 7 Action News wondering why he hasn't seen anyone working on the Hines Drive bridges since they've been shut down.

An assessment made back in spring found serious structural problems that would compromise the bridge strength. Although the bridges have been closed for quite some time, commuters say they have yet to see any work being done on the bridges in the Plymouth/Northville area.

Matt Chynoweth from the Michigan Department of Transportation said they have consulted with Wayne County, which they say is responsible for these bridges, and are trying to figure out the next steps.

"They were looking at options to strengthen them, to re-open them to their original load carrying capacity," he said. "And I think they were also looking into options for replacements. Both of which take resources and take funding."

Until then, bicycles will be the closest thing to a vehicle allowed on the Plymouth Hines Drive bridges.