By Sara Powers

(CBS Detroit) — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that beginning on April 22, they will close the eastbound I-96 ramps at Riley Center Road to complete paving operations and interchange improvements.

County:
St. Clair

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Highways:
I-69
Riley Center Road

Closest City:
Emmet

Estimated Date: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Estimated Completion Date:
November 2022

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The project is a part of a $38 million investment to rebuild nearly 6 miles of I-69 from Miller Road to M-19, and M-19 from I-69 to Burt Road. This work 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.

Traffic Restrictions: 

  • These ramp closures are expected to be in place through mid-July, with final completion of all work expected in November 2022.
  • Riley Center Road traffic heading for eastbound I-69 will be detoured via westbound I-69 and Capac Road.
  • Eastbound I-69 traffic heading for Riley Center Road will be detoured via M-19 and westbound I-69.

Safety Benefits:

This work will rebuild deteriorating pavement on both I-69 and M-19.

 

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