Otsego County Drivers Raise Questions on Old 27 Road Repair

A recent road repair has sparked some criticism in a Northern Michigan community.

Michigan Department of Transportation recently re-surfaced a two-mile stretch of road to repair cracks and crumbling.

Crews worked on Old 27 from Wisconsin Ave. to McCoy Rd. in Gaylord.

People in town have been complaining that the $600,000 fix is now causing their cars to rumble going down the road.

But MDOT says that will change and this fix will get the road through five to 10 more years before a very costly full reconstruction.

"It sounds like when you’re going down the road your tires vibrate and it sounds like something might be wrong with your vehicle," Gaylord resident Frederick Peterson said.

"Initially, that new work has a rougher texture, but after a winter of plowing and motorists being on it, we expect its going to smooth out considerably," MDOT communications representative James Lake said.

MDOT says that they have to consider the budget for all of Northern Michigan and this fix was what could be done to keep the road in good working condition for now.