Major road construction starting in Genesee County
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:29:52 GMT —
Michigan's construction season is upon us and in Genesee County drivers are going to be pumping the brakes more than most.
A break from freezing temperatures is marking the start of the road work season. In Grand Blanc the equipment has already been laid out in preparation for MDOT's first major project that starts
This season crews are tearing up miles of interstate from Flint to Burton. But first on the list is Grand Blanc Roadâ??s bridge over Interstate 75.
"Hopefully they will get that done quickly you know, get it done there," said Grand Blanc resident Leslie Goff.
Generators and lights are in position for planned overnight double lane closures on I-75.
MDOT's MIdrive map says the interstate will be reduced to one lane during daylight hours. Drivers near Bicentennial Park say they are optimistic about the improvements but not the travel delay.
"It makes it kind of a pain with the schools and the park being here. Itâ??s probably going to get worse by the spring time," said Goff.
The bridge is one of many spring and summer improvements. MDOT is committing more than $43 million into parts of interstates 69 and 75 this summer.
Jim Head is new to the Grand Blanc area but feels any investment into the cityâ??s infrastructure is helpful.
"The gravel roads since they are starting to thaw are getting a bit bumpy but thatâ??s normal," said Head.
From March until September up to three lanes of Interstate 75 are scheduled to close for re-surfacing work. To see all the scheduled projects click here.