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MDOT announces closure of highway ramps for maintenance in Genesee County next week

Flint, Michigan – In a recent announcement, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) confirmed that highway ramps in Genesee County will be temporarily closed. These closures will affect several routes including the eastbound I-69 ramp to northbound I-75, as well as both the southbound and northbound I-475 ramps leading to eastbound I-69.

The closure comes as part of essential maintenance work aimed at repairing guardrails and light poles, ensuring the safety and smooth operation of these vital transport arteries near Flint, one of the county’s most populous cities.

The maintenance operations are set to start on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, with the eastbound I-69 ramp to northbound I-75 being inaccessible from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The I-475 ramps will get more attention on Friday, March 15. Both the southbound and northbound ramps to eastbound I-69 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These scheduled closures are part of MDOT’s ongoing commitment to infrastructure safety and reliability, underlining the importance of regular maintenance.

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Drivers who usually use this route during the maintenance hours should be aware of the closure and seek alternative routes. MDOT says the temporary inconvenience must be undertaken to make sure that guardrails and light poles can be fixed safely. These are important parts of keeping people safe on the highways and preventing accidents.

The agency emphasized that these closures are more secure because they allow crews to make the needed fixes without putting workers or the public in danger. By doing these repair tasks during the day, MDOT hopes to cause as little trouble as possible and get the job done efficiently and effectively.

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People who live or work in or around Genesee County, especially those who live or work in Flint, should stay up to date on the closures and plan their trips accordingly. You can get updates and more information on MDOT’s website or by calling your local traffic control center.