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I-75 Bridge Work Begins This Weekend

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GENESEE COUNTY (WWJ) – If you’re headed up north for the weekend, you’ll be greeted by plenty of orange barrels. MDOT has begun work on 16 bridges on I-75 in Genesee County.

 MDOT says the $10.1 million project will increase traffic safety and improve the overall condition of the highway.

Extending from I-69 to the Genesee/Saginaw County line and won’t be completed until August. 
 
Single-lane closures will be in effect on northbound and southbound I-75 at Miller Road while crews begin preliminary roadwork for an upcoming traffic shift.

Once the traffic shift is in place, two lanes will remain open in each direction during daytime hours from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. During nighttime hours, one lane will remain open in each direction from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Message boards are in place to alert motorists about the upcoming work.

A temporary concrete barrier wall will be in place to ensure safety within the construction area while work occurs on the following bridges: Flint River; Arlene Drive; Swartz Creek; Pasadena Avenue; and Miller, Beecher, Flushing (two bridges), Carpenter, Coldwater, Stanley, Mt. Morris, Dodge, Wilson, Farrand, and Lake roads.

Motorists are advised to use the following alternate routes: I-475, M-13, M-54, or M-15. Traffic detours will be in effect as work progresses.

For up-to-date details on MDOT projects, visit www.michigan.gov/drive. You can also “follow” MDOT at www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT or www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT.

Remember to stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.  For the latest from the roads anytime, click on our Traffic Page.

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