Commuters anticipate delays with upcoming I-75 construction - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Commuters anticipate delays with upcoming I-75 construction

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(04/18/14) - Davison resident Andrew Hall has had enough of winter driving conditions. Now it's time for the warm weather "hazards".

"I lived in Michigan all my life and it's that time of year. The snow goes away, the construction comes back. We'll get a few months to breathe before it all starts up again, but I'm just glad I'm not sliding on the roads anymore," he said.

Starting Monday, commuters should expect delays on a long stretch of I-75. The work zone will run from the Genesee, Oakland County line all the way up to the I-475 North junction in Mount Morris Township.

It's all part of a $13.3 million project that will cover surface repairs and bridge improvements along the 19-mile corridor.

Drivers should expect up to three lanes closed at a time overnight and some of those closures could carry over into the daytime commute.

Some bridgework is already underway and should be finished before the September end date, including Grand Blanc and Cook Roads.
Drivers in those areas should also look out for temporary signals and lane closures on the local roads near the bridges.

"We understand that it is a headache during the construction season, but it's always to try and keep the roads in the best condition possible. And with Michigan roads being rated worst in terms of the 50 states, we need to be out there doing all we can to keep them fixed," said Anita Richardson, spokesperson for MDOT.

For more information on the construction, click HERE.

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