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      M-84, I-75 improvements wrap up on schedule

      Road and bridge reconstruction work on M-84 and I-75 in Saginaw and Bay counties will wrap up for the year, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

      Pavement marking on I-75 and reopening closed lanes on both highways is all that remains.

      MDOT will reroute one lane of traffic through the I-75 northbound express lane today to allow crews to re-stripe northbound lanes. M-84 will open without restrictions by Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday morning, crews will reopen all northbound and southbound I-75 lanes at M-84. This marks an end to this year's construction work. The paving marking work is weather-dependent.

      MDOT is investing $51.3 million during 2010 and 2011 for improvements along M-84 and I-75. Work, which began in March, was expected to be completed by this month and will resume next spring, with overall completion expected by November 2011. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

      Improvements on M-84 began just south of Delta Road and extended north to M-13 (Euclid Avenue) through Frankenlust and Monitor townships in Bay County. I-75 improvements began just north of Crane Road and continued north to Hotchkiss Road through Kochville, Frankenlust and Monitor townships in Saginaw and Bay counties.