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Correction: Road Projects-Labor Dispute story

January 6, 2019

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — In a story Jan. 5 about a major Detroit-area interstate reopening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the overhaul started in October 2017. It began in April 2018.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Stretch of Detroit-area interstate to reopen after overhaul

A major metro Detroit freeway construction project is coming to an end

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A major metro Detroit freeway construction project is coming to an end.

Michigan Department of Transportation officials say the westbound lanes of Interstate 696 in Macomb County are expected to reopen Saturday. That includes nearly all ramps, with the final couple expected to be reopened in the coming days.

MDOT says favorable weather allowed crews to finish work a little earlier than expected.

The 10-mile overhaul began in April 2018. Work was delayed by a labor dispute that led to a lockout of a union of heavy equipment operators.

Officials announced the end of the impasse in September. The contractors and union agreed to use professional mediation to help them negotiate a new contract.

The dispute stalled more than 150 road projects statewide.

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