GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (10/19/2018) - Preparation for next year's $44 million project on I-475 is leading to more lane and ramp closures beginning on Monday night.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is continuing joint repairs and resurfacing on I-475 from Carpenter Road to Clio Road, along with repaving ramps at the I-75 and I-69 interchanges.
Next year, the entire three-mile stretch of I-475 between Carpenter and Clio roads will be completely rebuilt. The stretch from Carpenter to Saginaw roads will shrink to two lanes.
Pavement repair and maintenance is planned on most of the 18-mile freeway next year, as well.
For next week, motorists should watch for intermittent shoulder single-lane and double-lane closures between Carpenter and Clio roads during most of the week.
Interchange ramps also will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. next week:
-- Southbound I-475 to westbound I-69.
-- Westbound I-69 to northbound I-75.
The ramp closures should only last for a single night each. If it rains either night, work will be delayed to the following night.
MDOT says repaving the ramps will improve the pavement so they can handle additional traffic as detour routes during next year's construction.
Most other ramps at both interchanges were resurfaced last week while crews started paving shoulders along I-475 in Mt. Morris Township to handle additional lanes during next year's project.