I-69 reconstruction underway until November

FLINT TWP. — Road work was scheduled to March 12, to reconstruct two miles of the I-69 freeway from Ballenger Highway to Fenton Road, according to a press announcement from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT is investing $34 million in a project that includes reconstruction of the roadway and work on existing bridges and ramps. Westbound I-69 will be constructed with a new 30-year pavement design.

Multiple-lane and ramp closures are expected during the first week while staging efforts in the work zone are completed. All work listed below is weather dependent and subject to change:

Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17:

• Westbound I-69 will have one lane open.

• The westbound I-69 exit ramps to I-75 and Saginaw Street (West 8th Street) will be closed through 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17; the exit ramp to Hammerberg Road will be closed through July.

• By 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, all westbound traffic is expected to be shifted to the eastbound roadway; westbound I-69 reconstruction will begin. Throughout much of the project, two lanes will be open in each direction.

• November 2018 is the estimated completion date for the project.

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