- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Lane closures are planned on a Detroit freeway as the state rebuilds a pedestrian bridge that was pulled down last year by a trash truck.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1KyDDIu ) left lanes of the Southfield Freeway in both directions near Joy Road close for a few weeks Wednesday night for work on the median wall.

The project includes the removal and replacement of old concrete supports for the bridge. Plans call for work to wrap up in September.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the $2.9 million project is being paid for by federal emergency funds.

The bridge collapsed Sept. 26 onto the freeway after the truck struck it. The 54-year-old truck driver died following the crash, which left rush hour traffic snarled.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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