GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (5/10/2018) - Motorists will have to dodge three more road construction projects around Genesee County beginning Monday.
The Genesee County Road Commission is planning to begin work on repaving and slightly widening Seymour Road between Cook and Baldwin roads in Gaines Township.
The $650,000 project involves removing the old asphalt, adding two feet of road bed on each side and repaving with fresh asphalt. The project also involves replacing some guardrails and the gravel shoulders.
Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained throughout the project on a single lane controlled by flaggers. Construction is slated to be complete by July 31 depending on weather.
Belsay and Hill roads
Delayed by a month for utility relocation, the intersection of Hill and Belsay roads in Grand Blanc Township is slated to close for a nearly $800,000 project to install a new roundabout.
The intersection currently is a four-way stop.
Motorists will be able to get close to the intersection to access residences and local businesses, including the Rite Aid store. But the intersection will be completely closed.
The posted detour route includes Perry, Irish, Bristol and Center roads.
The Grand Blanc Township Police Department says cutting through the Rite Aid parking lot to avoid the detour is illegal and anyone caught doing so could receive a ticket.
The intersection originally was scheduled to close on April 16, but the road commission elected to keep it open while utility lines and poles were moved to accommodate the roundabout.
The completion date has been pushed back by a month to late July.
Part of the Bristol Road bridge over Thread Creek in Burton will be closed while crews complete concrete sealing on the deck.
The project is scheduled to last Monday through Friday. During that time, two lanes will be closed at a time, leaving at least one lane open in each direction.