TRI-CITY AREA — The Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the immediate closure of the I-69 freeway between M-53 and Capac Rd. to repair a failed section of roadway.

They report that the emergency road work will require full closure for a period of several hours.

Though no exact time is known, it is expected that the work will be completed by the evening hours of Friday, May 14.

Alternate route

Due to the closure, motorists are advised to use M-53 to Old M21/Imlay City Rd. to Capac Rd.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.