Expect traffic jams on eastbound I-69
FLINT TWP. — No tornadoes passed through the area Monday night but construction work on I-69 was a storm casualty.
A temporary retaining wall used to support the soil under the new lanes of westbound I-69 was washed out due to heavy rainfall, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
On Tuesday, MDOT crews closed the eastbound lanes of I-69 in the construction zone between M-54 (Dort Highway) and Center Road (Exit 139) for inspections.
Traffic was backed up on I-475 and on eastbound I-69 back to the Hammerberg Road exit.
The right lane of eastbound I-69 will remain closed while crews replace the temporary holding wall, shoring it up to limit pressure and reduce potential washouts in the future. Repairs are expected to take up to five days. Drivers can expect additional delays and are being advised to seek alternate routes. — R.S.
Bristol construction zone
FLINT TWP. — Micro-surfacing work began June 22 along Bristol Road between I-69 and I-75, according to an advisory from the Genesee County Road Commission. Traffic will be maintained via lane shifts. Motorists are advised to proceed through the construction with caution and to allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations. — R.S.
Salon hosting grand opening
FLINT TWP. — Summerset Salon Day Spa, 3426 Miler Road, will celebrate its relocation with a grand opening from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The event will include music by DJ Cha Chee, prizes and giveaways, salon tours and live hair and nail models. Guests can also register to win the Ultimate Salon & Spa Package. R.S.V.Ps are being accepted on the salon’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Summersetsalonanddayspa or call 230-0566. — R.S.
C-A district to shut down one week
FLINT TWP. — All buildings in the Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 1-7. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Wednesday, July 8. The District will also be closed on the following Fridays in July: 17, 24, and 31. — R.S.
Free meals for youth
FLINT TWP. — The USDA is offering free summer meals to kids and teens. For more information, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or go online to www.fns.usda.gov/ summerfoodrocks to find a list of sites and times when meals will be served. — R.S.