Oh boy! The orange barrels are back!

Get ready to see even slower possible traffic on I-69 in Flint next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be pulling the orange barrels back out to resume construction on the highway. MDOT workers will be back out working on the stretch of I-69 between Fenton Road and Dort Highway.

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Starting on Monday, February 14th, 2022, be prepared for ramp closures as crews prepare to continue demolition and maintenance on the bridge decks near the I-69 and I-475 interchange. Because of this, you will see some lane closures as well along the westbound side of I-69. In March, some short-term full closures are planned as well.

This construction is all part of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to fix the damn roads. The $100 million investment began in April of 2021 and is expected to be completed in November of 2022.

I will be so happy once this project is finished as I use that exact stretch of highway all the time during the summer. However, as we all know, construction is never really finished in Michigan and another major highway construction project will begin in 2023.

Another portion of Governor Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program includes a construction project on I-475 in Flint. Starting in November of 2023, construction crews are set to begin rebuilding an eight-mile stretch of I-475 from Bristol Road to Carpenter Road. This project will cost around $300 million and should be completed by December of 2027. All eight miles of roadway will be rebuilt and extensive repairs to the bridges at I-475 and I-69 will be done.

Source: Mid-Michigan Now

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