Starting Monday, expect to see ramp, shoulder, and single lane closures along the highways in and around Jackson, as the Michigan Department of Transportation begins several new construction projects.
One of those projects will happen, on Northbound US 127. The east and westbound on-ramps for I-94 will undergo repairs and resurfacing.Traffic restrictions will include the closure of the westbound ramp for no more than two days, and there will be single lane closures on I-94 near the ramp repairs.
"I come down here several times a week," Mollie Bolton says. "So I'm sure [I'll] have to find some alternative route besides going through the highway."
"It's going to be a hassle now, but when they put that clover leaf in, it will be a whole lot easier," says Steven Zamer. "I mean, you've got to put up with a little bit of bad to have the good."
Just south of Leslie on US-127 the orange barrels are in place to begin work on two cross-over medians. The medians are being built to maintain traffic when a large bridge project starts next year.
Explains Kari Arend with MDOT, "We are repairing exsisting bridges from just north of I-94 in Jackson all the way to just south of Leslie."
Finally on M-106, just north of Jackson, milling and resurfacing will take place between the Portage River and Bunkerhill Road -- with single lane closures along that stretch.
"Overall what we're trying to do with these projects is we're trying to maintain our exsisting system," says Arend.
The projects are expected to be done by the end of October.