CONSTRUCTION LAST SUMMER INCLUDED A HALF DOZEN CRANES
BEWARE OF CHANGES IN EASTBOUND I94/I69 CORRIDOR
It's a heads up for drivers this week in the Blue Water Area as the Michigan Department of Transportation reconfigures eastbound 94 and 69 between the Lapeer Connector and Pine Grove Avenue in Port Huron Township and the City of Port Huron. MDOT's Rob Morosi says it'll be welcome news for anyone who's been driving that corridor during the massive reconstruction the past couple years. The new configuration separates local and international traffic at two locations. If drivers want to access the Lapeer Connector and Water Street, you'll use the eastbound 94 and 69 exit numbers 274-A and 274-B just east of the 94 and 69 interchange, and to access Port Huron, Fort Gratiot or other local communities you'll use the eastbound 94 exit number 275 that's just west of Water Street. Local traffic will be using a new roadway leading to Pine Grove Avenue over the Black River. Meanwhile, international traffic heading to the Blue Water Bridge Plaza will stay left and use a new bridge over the Black River. It is one of three bridges constructed in the project which was originally billed as lead-in work to now delayed and changed plaza improvements at the bridge itself. Expanded lane construction in Canada leading to the U.S. are also seeing completion. Westbound traffic now has several lanes of traffic including one dedicated to cars headed for the border.