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I-69 Rebuilding Michigan project traffic shift in Lapeer County tomorrow, Sept. 16

DAVISON, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to begin shifting eastbound I-69 traffic to the newly built eastbound lanes in Lapeer County, from M-24 to Lake George Road, on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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 addressed the eastbound lanes of I-69 and are currently rebuilding 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:
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023


Estimated end date:
October 2023: roadway

November 2023: Five Lakes Rest Area


Traffic restrictions:
Crews expect to start shifting eastbound I-69 traffic back to the eastbound lanes Saturday, Sept. 16. Following the traffic shift, crews will begin working to reopen the following ramps within a few days:

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

 The remaining ramps are expected to reopen by the end of September, as crews address final construction items:

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

This work is weather dependent. The Five Lakes Rest Area will remain closed for work until November.

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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