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Westbound I-69 traffic shift and ramp closures in St. Clair County start May 12

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will shift westbound I-69 traffic to the eastbound side from Taylor Road to M-19 in St. Clair County beginning Friday, May 12. This work is part of a $27 million investment to resurface 9.6 miles of westbound I-69. Work includes culvert replacements, concrete curb and gutter, sewer and drainage improvements, and new signs and pavement markings.

St. Clair

Westbound I-69

Closest cities:
Port Huron

Start date:
Friday, May 12, 2023

Estimated end date:
October 2023

Traffic restrictions:
Following this traffic shift, both directions of I-69 will be maintained on the eastbound side. Westbound I-69 entrance ramps at Wales Center Road and Taylor Road will be closed and detoured via Old M-21 (Lapeer Road) and M-19. The westbound I-69 exit ramp to Wales Center Road will also be closed and detoured via Wadhmas Road and Old M-21 (Lapeer Road), bringing traffic back to Wales Center Road.

Crews expect to shift westbound I-69 traffic back to the westbound side in October while remaining work items are finished.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 326 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will improve the safety and operations of the roadway while significantly extending the life of the pavement.

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