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Rebuilding Michigan project along I-69 in Lapeer County starting second year March 20

DAVISON, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin its second year of construction along the I-69 corridor in Lapeer County. This work is part of an overall $54.5 million investment to rebuild more than 7 miles of I-69 from M-24 to Lake George Road. In 2022, crews rebuilt the westbound lanes of I-69. This year crews will rebuild the eastbound lanes of I-69 and replace the Five Lakes Rest Area.

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 improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.



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Start date:
Monday, March 20, 2023

Estimated end date:
October 2023: Roadway
November 2023: Five Lakes Rest Area

Traffic restrictions:
Drivers should expect lane closures and traffic shifts for both eastbound and westbound I-69, as crews begin to rebuild the eastbound roadbed. After initial staging of the project, all traffic will be shifted to westbound I-69, where both directions of traffic will be maintained until work is complete. The following ramps will be impacted by this work:

  • Southbound M-24 to eastbound I-69
  • Northbound M-24 to eastbound I-69
  • Eastbound I-69 to Wilder Road
  • Wilder Road to eastbound I-69
  • Eastbound I-69 to Lake Pleasant Road

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 686 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will rebuild an aging roadway, supporting commuter and commercial traffic.

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