Sinkhole Forces Partial Road Closure in Traverse City

Drivers in Traverse City who use LaFranier Road may want to take a different route this morning. The Grand Traverse County Road Commission says part of that road will be closed starting at 9:00 so crews can fix a sink hole. Westbound traffic on South Airport will not be allowed to turn left at LaFranier and eastbound traffic on South Airport will not be allowed to turn right at the intersection. The work should last for about four hours. Grand Traverse County deputies and state troopers have teamed up to enforce traffic laws in work zones. Drivers are reminded to slow down for road crews – traffic fines are doubled in work areas.