I-75 resurfacing ahead of schedule
in Genesee County
April 9, 2007 - - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun resurfacing along a 13.8-mile stretch from the I-475 south junction, to the I-475 north junction on I-75 in Genesee County. This project includes CN Railroad bridge removal and bridge rehabilitation work at Court Street, Pierson Road, and Miller Road.
"This project was not expected to begin for another week, but we've been able to start ahead of schedule," said Armando Lopez, MDOT delivery engineer.
According to Lopez, work began Friday, April 6, with the delivery of message boards and traffic control signals to the construction site by MDOT's prime contractor, Ace Asphalt & Paving Company (Holly, Mich.). Consulting firm, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), will administer the project for MDOT.
"After setting up the traffic and road control devices, we anticipate crews will start bridge work Wednesday, April 11, on the I-75 bridge over Court Street," said Lopez. "Roadwork will begin in approximately two weeks."
Once the bridge work begins, there will be single lane closures on north- and southbound I-75 from south of I-69 to just south of Pierson Road. The northbound I-75 on-ramp from M-21 to I-75 will also close to accommodate bridge work. M-21 (Corunna Road) traffic will be detoured to southbound I-75, to the Bristol Road interchange, to northbound I-75.
"We know this is a busy stretch of I-75, so we ask motorists to slow down to the posted speed limits in the work zone," said Mike Hemmingsen, manager of MDOT's Davison Transportation Service Center. "Once this reconstruction is complete, motorists will enjoy a much smoother ride as a result of the improved road condition on this busy stretch of freeway."
This project is expected to be completed by October 2007. There will be daytime and night work on I-75 with bridge work occurring during the day. For updates on this project, visit the list of statewide lane closures on the MDOT Web site at www.michigan.gov/laneclosures
This approximately $8.5 million project continues a commitment by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Granholm administration to create jobs, improve quality of life, and provide the highest quality integrated transportation services for Michigan residents and businesses.
MDOT: Providing the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life.