The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking comments for a project along a stretch of I-69 in Genesee County.

MDOt says the project is planned to improve safety and convenience for motorists traveling on I-69 from Dort Highway to Center Road. The project will include reconstructing the existing roadway, drainage improvements, and widening to meet current standards.

Several bridges will also be improved as part of the project including: I-69 over CSX Railroad, I-69 over M-54 (Dort Highway), I-69 over Averill Avenue, and I-69 over Center Road.

Lane closures and traffic shifts are planned during the project. MDOT also announced they are working with the City of Flint to acquire a small piece (approx. 20 feet by 715 feet) of right of way from Scott Elementary School, located on the south side of I-69. MDOT will remove the existing scoreboard and two plywood dugouts. However, the functions and attributes of the school and its athletic field will not be impacted.

The public's input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any concerns that may result from the roadway improvements at the school.

MDOT is encouraging public comments through July 22nd.

You can mail or fax comments to: Robert H. Parsons, Public Involvement and Hearings Officer, Bureau of Transportation Planning, Michigan Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 30050, Lansing, MI 48909; Fax (517) 373-9255; or send by email to: parsonsb@michigan.gov