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(LIVINGSTON DAILY PRESS & ARGUS) - Summer road construction can be an ugly, scary thing.
Construction workers each year make light of that fact with a scowling, horned monster made out of spare parts at the Michigan Department of Transportation's Brighton Township maintenance garage.
"Some of the guys at the garage are pretty creative. They created it out of some spare barrels that were going to be thrown out," explained Mark Sweeney, manager of the garage at 10102 E. Grand River Ave.
"Maintenance people can often be quite creative," Sweeney added.
The idea for the monster came from ex-Brighton garage employee Terri Mears and was built at the garage by Mike Golip.
The roughly 9-foot-tall monster is built with traditional orange-and-white construction barrels and is held together with used nuts and bolts. It has red reflector buttons for eyes, and its arms stretch out about 8 feet.
Sweeney said the barrel monster was created about four years ago with barrels damaged or worn out during road construction, and it has been been brought out each year around Halloween.
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