Major stretch of I-69 reopens after $100 million project

A section of I-69 between Fenton Road and M-54 has reopened.
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 6:43 PM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) - A 2.5 mile section of I-69 has reopened following repairs.

On Thursday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood alongside Congressman Dan Kildee and Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley to celebrate the reopening of all lanes of I-69 between Fenton Road and M-54.

The governor’s office reports the project cost $100 million and supported 1,270 jobs.

Governor Whitmer said the project will help improve the flow of traffic.

“82,000 vehicles travel this section of I-69 every day,” Whitmer said. “77,000 passenger vehicles and 5,000 commercial vehicles. Rebuilding I-69 will improve the flow of commerce for commuters and for tourists.”

Whitmer also said the improved bridges will help them last another 60 years.