ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Cleanup of a fuel spill on US-131 near Rockford was completed on Friday and all lanes have reopened.
The Michigan Department of Transportation said that the area of northbound US-131 at 12 Mile Road has been completely restored. On Friday morning, a piece of equipment malfunctioned, slowing crews down.
The project closed a lane of northbound US-131 at 12 Mile Road. MDOT reopened the lane Friday afternoon.
Cleanup began after a tanker rolled over on Jan. 24, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel. In the weeks since crews have been digging up the contaminated soil and replacing it will clean dirt and topsoil.
In the spring, crews will return to install the right-of-way fence, lay some grass seed and plant trees, MDOT said.