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I-69 traffic shift in Clinton and Eaton counties begins Saturday

LANSING, Mich. - On Saturday, The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin rebuilding the westbound lanes of I-69. Traffic will be maintained on the newly completed eastbound lanes. This work is part of the I-69 project from Airport Road to the I-96/I-69 interchange in Clinton and Eaton counties.

MDOT is investing approximately $73 million to rebuild more than 5 miles of I-69 between the I-96/I-69 interchange and Airport Road, including rebuilding the interchanges at Francis and Airport roads and performing preventive maintenance and repairs on 13 bridges. The majority of work for this project is taking place in 2021-2022, with additional bridge work scheduled in 2023. 

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.



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Start date:
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Completion date:
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require single-lane closures in each direction of I-69 from Airport Road to the I-96/I-69 interchange
The eastbound I-96 ramp to eastbound I-69 will reopen.
The westbound I-69 ramp to westbound I-96 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured via US-127 south to I-96 west.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 927 jobs.

Safety benefit:
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-69, which is a significant state, national, and international trade corridor.

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