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Road work begins at I-75/I-69 interchange

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Orange barrels are in place at the southbound Interstate 75/Interstate 69 interchange. Earlier this year, a similar project took place on the northbound side of I-75. It's the price to pay for an easier merge at a busy crossroads.

Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Anita Richardson talked with about the latest roadwork project in Genesee County.

"We're making some improvements in that area. Improving the radius, the elevation, and the merge points on some of the ramps in Genesee County, to make sure that traffic is flowing as safely and as smoothly as possible," Richardson said.

Here's the big thing that drivers need to be aware of. If you're traveling from I-75 south and planning to head either east or west on I-69, plan on one lane of the I-69 on-ramp being closed throughout the duration of the project.

Richardson tells TV5 the project should be complete by the end of August. She's optimistic that people driving in that area won't encounter any drastic problems.

"I-475 is also available as an alternate route for those who wish to avoid the area all together. We don't expect backups at all but we still urge motorists to use caution," Richardson said.

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