Over 30 miles of roads and freeways right here in our neighborhood will be affected. You may want to take a peek.


MDOT has alotted $43 million dollars for road repair in Genesee County. Some of those repairs have already started. Here's the list:

Happening now:The Grand Blanc Road bridge over I-75 in Grand Blanc Township. Patching of the bridge deck, joint repair and painting will close one lane of I-75 during daylight hours. Double-lane closures are planned at night.

Starting next week: The $13.3 million I-75 project includes milling and resurfacing the highway from the I-475 junction to the Genesee-Oakland county line as well as bridge work in the areas of I-75 and Cook and Fenton roads. Up to three lanes of I-75 will close at night for the resurfacing work, which is scheduled to run from March until September.

Starting soon: MDOTs plans for I-69 include, includes temporary pavement repairs on the expressway from Dort Highway to M-15 and widening the shoulder on I-69 from Dort to Center -- both in anticipation of pavement reconstruction from Dort to Center in 2015. Also an I-69 freeway lighting upgrade from I-475 to Dort may happen this year.

Later this summer: The milling and resurfacing of 1.3 miles of Saginaw Road in Grand Blanc Township -- could also be delayed to accommodate Back to the Bricks. The exact area is Saginaw Road from Hill Road to Maple Avenue.

Also this summer: Richfield Road is also slated to get more than $2 million in upgrades but in two separate projects: one from Genesee to Belsay roads and another from Irish Road to Victoria Station.

One last bridge project:Replacement of the Reid Road bridge over Swartz Creek in Mundy Township. Concerns...The bridge replacement will shut down all traffic, including emergency vehicles, creating a dead end for traffic in both directions. Good luck.

I think that about covers it...happy motoring. Think about how nice the roads will be when their done.