I-69 construction project switching sides this week

Published: Jul. 9, 2018 at 6:38 PM EDT
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(7/9/2018) - Traveling through the I-69 construction zone between I-75 and I-475 will get complicated again this week.

Half of the $34 million project to completely rebuild the two-mile stretch of I-69 is complete, moving the focus of construction to the other side.

The Michigan Department of Transportation expects to shift the two westbound lanes back to that side of the freeway again on Thursday. The eastbound lanes will remain in their current configuration for a few more days.

During that time, crews will apply pavement markings on and reopen the ramps to and from Hammerberg Road on the westbound side. Westbound traffic will be limited to one lane from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

On Saturday, MDOT will move the eastbound lanes over to the westbound side of the freeway similar to the current configuration on the eastbound side. With that change, demolition and construction will begin on the eastbound side.

The westbound I-69 ramps to both northbound and southbound I-75 will be closed this week and detoured to Bristol Road. The northbound and southbound I-475 ramps to westbound I-69 will also be closed and detoured to Dort Highway.

The entire project remains on track for completion sometime in November depending on the weather.