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I-69 rebuild takes its last pause for winter

Fast facts:

  • Work is wrapping up for the second year of the three-year, $210 million rebuild of I-69 between Marshall, Calhoun County, and Charlotte, Eaton County.  
  • All I-69 lanes, ramps and bridges have reopened for the winter, and the I-94 traffic shift has been removed at the I-69 interchange.
  • Work is expected to resume in early March 2023 for the final year of the project with the anticipated completion in November 2023.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. ­- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has paused work on the three-year, $210 million project to rebuild I-69 from Marshall, Calhoun County, to Charlotte, Eaton County. With all lanes, ramps and bridges reopened for the winter, drivers can expect the final year of work to begin in March 2023 with the anticipated completion in November 2023.

Next year’s work will include rebuilding southbound I-69 and the remaining ramps at the I-69/I-94 interchange, paving the final course of asphalt on the remainder of the project, and bridge painting throughout the entire work area.

Over the past two years, MDOT and its contractors have rebuilt northbound I-69 from I-94 in Marshall to Island Highway in Charlotte, rebuilt northbound and southbound I-69 from Ainger Road to Island Highway, rebuilt the 15 Mile Road bridge over I-94, rebuilt four ramps at the I-69/I-94 interchange, rebuilt ramps at the I-69 interchanges at M-50 and Cochran Road, and completed repairs and upgrades on several bridges in the project corridor.

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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