One of Mid-Michigan’s most traveled freeways will soon be under construction. The state department of transportation plans to reconstruct I-475 in Genesee county. The state has reached out to local residents for their input on the changes to be made.
Construction is scheduled to begin in April of 2018 and run to the fall of 2019.
As part of the 39-million dollar project workers will remove two pedestrian bridges, and they’ll replace loop ramps with what are called diamond interchanges.
Ryan Doyle is the Cost and Scheduling Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. He said reconstruction on I-475 is overdue.
“First and foremost it was in poor condition and we needed to address that, so we we’re looking to reconstruct, and we looked at everything through that section of road to what improvements we can make through there.”
Doyle said the work will also include reducing parts of the freeway down to two-lanes. He said that’s in response to population loss in and around the Flint area.