I-69 repairs slated for spring - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

I-69 repairs slated for spring

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(02/20/13) - In a few short months, we'll see orange barrels and road construction signs. Several road construction projects will be getting underway soon, which will impact nearly everyone's drive.

From east to west, the I-69 road sign project is going to extend through Lapeer, Genesee, Shiawassee and Clinton counties. Nearly 100 miles of the expressway will get new signs. The price tag is $4.6 million.

"We replace our signs every 10 years, some of our signs are over 15 years old. They look perfectly fine in the day time, but at night they lose their reflecivity so we can't see them, visibility is low," said MDOT spokesperson Anita Richardson.

Exclusive to Genesee County, there are other I-69 projects that are likely to close lanes and shift traffic. That list includes Irish Road Bridge repairs and six miles of resurfacing from M-13 to Elms Road.

"We'll have about six miles where we are improving the pavement on I-69 in Genesee County and we are going to improve the ramp from I-75 to eastbound 1-69," Richardson said.

In Saginaw County, the Zilwaukee bridge is getting a makeover.

"We will be doing pavement reconstruction work on both directions across the bridge, as well as bridge bearings. The bearings allow the bridge to expand and contract based on load weights and temperate. Keeps everything stable," Richardson said.

Money to pay for the freeway signs comes from the federal government with a state match requirement.

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