I-69 road, bridge and rail work now under way
in Genesee County
Anita Richardson, MDOT Office of Communications, 989-754-0878, ext. 227Agency:
April 30, 2007 - - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun road construction, including bridge and railroad work, on an approximate 10-mile stretch of I-69 in Genesee County. Work began today, Monday, April 30, on I-69 from M-13 to west of I-75 in the cities of Flint and Swartz Creek.
This project includes the reconstruction of 14 bridges along 3.9 miles of I-69 from Elms Road to west of I-75, and work on the GTW Railroad in Swartz Creek.
Six-S, Inc., of Waterford, Mich., has been awarded the contract. This work is expected to wrap up in mid-November, with work resuming in May 2008. The overall project is scheduled to be completed in late June 2008.
"During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-69 and traffic will be maintained using median crossovers," said Armando Lopez, MDOT delivery engineer. For updates on this project, visit the list of statewide lane closures on the MDOT Web site at www.michigan.gov/laneclosures
Upon completion, this approximately $17.8 million project will promote safety and improve traffic flow for years to come. It continues a commitment by 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.