Drivers on I-69 Are About to Start Seeing Orange Barrels
A busy stretch of I-69 is on the agenda for some construction this spring. There is a $34 Million project that will affect a two-mile stretch of I-69 between I-75 and I-475 in Flint.
The first step will be to set up barricades to move both directions of traffic to the eastbound lanes. Then we will see some ramp and lane closures during the project. When will this start to affect your drive to work? According to ABC12, the project begins Monday.
Begining Monday, March 12th, the three lanes of eastbound I-69 will be down to one lane, and the ramps to I-75 and Hammerberg road will be closed. By the end of next week, both directions of traffic will be moved to the eastbound lanes so crews can begin working on the westbound side.
We are in this construction project for the long haul, the westbound lanes should be completed by July. Then traffic will shift again and the eastbound traffic will be finished. By November, this stretch of I-69 with be like new.
I know it's a pain to deal with the construction but we all know how bad the potholes are right now. I would much rather know there is construction and leave a little early for work than be surprised with a blown tire on a Monday morning.