Resurfacing work on I-69 closes exit, entrance access at M-53 in Imlay City


A Dan’s Excavating operator loads a semi truck on the northbound lanes of M-53 at I-69 in Imlay City on Friday afternoon.

IMLAY CITY — More ramp closures at M-53 and I-69 in Imlay City started last week.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said that all entrance and exit ramps between M-53 and westbound I-69 will be closed for up to a month as part of the I-69 resurfacing project currently underway.

Starting on Friday, the westbound I-69 exit ramp to M-53 and the M-53 entrance ramp to I-69 for southbound traffic were both closed until October 15.

The entrance ramp to westbound I-69 for northbound M-53 vehicles has been closed for some time and will remain so through October 31. Additionally, the right lane on northbound M-53 over I-69 will also not be accessible to motorists through October 15.

The I-69 resurfacing project, started earlier this year, spans 8.3 miles in length and is valued at $28 million and features hot-mix asphalt resurfacing with a new crack resistant base layer to prevent early deterioration between Newark Road in Attica Township and the Lapeer/St. Clair county line.

The contractor completed work on the eastbound lanes in August and shifted all traffic to the new roadway at that time. The entire project is expected to be complete sometime next month.