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Fenton Road project coming to an end

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(10/30/13) - A months-long road construction project in southern Genesee County is nearing completion. It started on Fenton Road last spring, and businesses caught in the middle are ready for it to end.

It's hardly been a relaxing trip to the salon for employees or customers at the Retreat in Fenton Township. Orange cones, detour signs and torn pavement have surrounded the salon and other businesses since May, when a reconstruction and widening project began on Fenton Road.

Brooke Martin is an employee at the Retreat and also lives nearby. "Its been so unpredictable some days you can get through, some days you can go all the way around, you never know what to expect once you get right down there. We've had a bunch of people be late but eventually they get here," she said.

Down the road, employees at Adopt a Pet say construction had an impact on these four legged friends. Robert Gale says interested families thought road closed also meant business closed.

"We basically had to figure out a new strategy to get people in here and billboards seemed to be the best way just down the road," Gale said.

Luckily the project comes to end later this week. By Friday, the road should be open to regular traffic.

As this project ends, another is just beginning, also in Fenton Township. The culvert on Thompson Road over Indian Creek is being replaced. Traffic will be detoured until late November.

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