I-69 construction resumes Friday; northbound I-475 closing Saturday

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (5/2/2019) - Lane closure are returning to a stretch of I-69 rebuilt last summer.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing the inside lanes of the freeway between I-75 and I-475 on Friday to remove a light pole from the median. The closures are planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Next Wednesday, the right lane of westbound I-69 will close again, along with the entrance ramp from northbound Hammerberg Road, for about six weeks. Contractors are finishing steel repairs and concrete work on the Hammerberg Road overpass.

Single lane closures on Hammerberg Road under the freeway also will be in effect while crews repaint the beams.

In a separate project, the remaining lanes of northbound I-475 will be closed beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday so MDOT can remove two pedestrian bridges and repair concrete drain structures.

The full freeway closure will be in effect from Carpenter Road to Clio Road until around noon Sunday. The southbound side of I-475 is already closed there for a full reconstruction happening all summer.

Motorists should use I-75 as a detour to avoid I-475 this weekend.

The pedestrian bridge removal is part of a summer-long $44 million reconstruction and maintenance project along the entire I-475 freeway from Grand Blanc Township to Mt. Morris Township.