Prep work on I-69 reconstruction starts

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $34 million to reconstruct two miles of I-69, including work to eight bridge and ramp structures between Ballenger Highway and Fenton Road according to a press release.

Beginning Monday Aug. 28, road crews will begin to stage and prep the work zone for the 2018 construction season. This work includes widening and paving the shoulder of I-69 and removing the pedestrian bridge east of Hammerberg Road.

For more details about the scope of the project, view and explanation by Costs and Scheduling Engineer Erik Tamlyn on YouTube at

Traffic will be maintained with single lane closures and traffic shifts. Some ramp closures and detours may be required during certain phases of the project.

This work will prepare the work zone for pavement reconstruction in 2018, as well as make improvements to the bridge deck of Hammerberg Road over I-69. Following the completion of the work in 2018, the road surface will provide a smoother ride for motorists.

The estimated completion date for the prep work is November 2017.

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