I-69 getting new signs starting today

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is beginning a project today on I-69 where all the signs will be replaced.

The project begins on the west side of Genesee County and will go into Lapeer County.

Every 15 years all of the signs along an expressway need to be changed.

As time passes, the reflective material begins to fade, according to Greg Brunner of MDOT. So while the signs might look fine during the daytime, at night they are becoming more difficult to see.

The $3 million dollar project is being paid for entirely with federal funds set aside for projects such as these.

The new signs will feature Clear Vision Font, which will make the signs easier to read, plus new reflective material.

Shoulder closures can be expected as the signs are being replaced on both east- and westbound lanes.

Lane closures are also possible during this process.

Electronic billboards along I-75 and I-69 will alert motorists when and where the work will be done.

The project should be complete by late September, 2013.