KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WLNS) — As the weather cools, the Michigan Department of Transportation will reopen lanes, bridges and ramps on I-69.

The project is a three-year, $210 million effort that stretches from Marshall to Charlotte.

The third year of road work is expected to begin in March 2023 with an estimated completion date of November 2023.

Over the past two years, MDOT and its contractors have done the following:

  • Realigned northbound I-69 from I-94 in Marshall to Island Highway in Charlotte
  • Northbound I-69 resurfacing from Ainger Road to Island Highway
  • The 15-mile bridge over I-94 has been rebuilt
  • Four exits at the I-69/I-94 interchange have been reopened
  • The ramps at the I-69 interchange at M-50 and Cochran Road have been rebuilt
  • Completed repair and modernization of several bridges in the project corridor

According to MDOT, the following will be done in 2023:

  • Realign I-69 south of I-94 north of Ainger Road
  • Reconstruction of junctions within the framework of the project
  • Rebuild the remainder of the I-94/I-69 interchange
  • Preventive maintenance on 26 bridges along the I-69 corridor will be performed throughout all three phases of the project.

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