SO Hot, I-496 and US-127 BOTH Buckled Near Frandor
The days of extreme heat has caused a lot of stress for humans, pets, air conditioners, cars and ROADS.
The Lansing State Journal reports that the right lane of I-496 eastbound between Grand and Washington Ave through downtown Lansing buckled due to the heat just before 3:00 PM; MDOT crews were called in to fix the issue and they had it repaired by around 5:30 PM.
Not long after the issue on 496, the right lane of southbound US-127 just south of Saginaw Highway, also buckled. Repair crews were called to that hot spot and had it patched in about two hours.
This comes after this past weekend, when I-69 in Eaton County buckled THREE TIMES Saturday; the first was just before 5:45PM on southbound I-69 near Cochran Road; same thing happened on southbound I-69 at Ainger Road around 9:30 PM, then Sunday around 6:00 PM, NORTHBOUND 69 buckled at Cochran Road.
The Lansing State Journal reports that there were similar issues on US 31 in Muskegon County this past Sunday evening (7/1/18).
The 'buckling' of the road, called pavement blow-up by engineers, is an expansion caused by heat that pushes up the road.
It does sound like each incident caused some vehicle damage, as you might imagine.