Road Construction Notice

2021-23 Rebuilding I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest approximately $65 million to rebuild I-69 from I-96 to Airport Road, rebuild the interchanges at Francis and Airport roads, and perform preventative maintenance and repairs to 13 bridges between the I-96/I-69 interchange and Airport Road.

The majority of work for this project will take place in 2021-2022, with additional bridge maintenance in 2023.  Notices will be sent out about lane and ramp restrictions as work progresses.

Project Area Map


2020-21 Road, Bridge, & Sidewalk Projects


Detour Plans 10/26/20 - 11/9/20


10/14/20 Update:  The Airport Road bridge between the Herbison Road intersections will remain closed through Oct 23rd.  Extension of the closure past Oct 15th is due to weather delays and additional work scope that needs to be completed before reopening to traffic.

The Schavey Road bridge south of Howe Road will be closed Oct 26th through Nov 9th.  Access to all subdivision streets on Schavey north of Herbison through Spring Meadows Lane will be maintained during this time, through traffic to Howe Road will need to take the posted detour on Airport Road.  Pedestrian traffic only (no vehicles) will be allowed to use the Schavey Road bridge on Halloween, Oct 31st, from 6pm - 8pm. 


Howe Road from Schavey Road west to Quail Run will remain open this fall, sidewalk construction in this area is being deferred to spring 2021.


The Bridge Street bridge will remain open to through traffic this fall, with intermittent lane and sidewalk closures for concrete repairs on the bridge.


The DeWitt & Clark Rd roundabout and pathway projects will start in early spring 2021.  CCRC crews are finishing tree removals this fall, no additional road closures or traffic restrictions are anticipated in this area until March 2021.




Where:  Herbison Rd, Airport Rd, Schavey Rd bridge, Howe Rd, DeWitt Rd & Bridge St, Panther Dr, Pride Dr.  See CCRC Website for work limits and detour routes -


When:  August 2020 to December 2020, and April 2021 to June 2021


What is being done:  The Clinton County Road Commission (CCRC), in partnership with the City of DeWitt, DeWitt Township, Watertown Township, and MDOT will be repaving roadways, repairing bridges, and constructing new sidewalks at various locations throughout the City and Townships.


Why this is being done:  Sidewalks are being constructed to provide connections between residential areas and schools, deteriorated roadways and bridges are being repaved and maintained.


How this will impact the community:


Traffic Detours & Delays

Motorists should anticipate traffic congestion and delays within the project vicinity during construction. Detour routes for bridge closures will be posted. Local traffic with a destination within the construction limits will be maintained, but may be periodically restricted due to construction activities. Residential access will vary depending on the timing and location as the work progresses throughout the project. Please plan your travel routes and times carefully to account for probable traffic delays. Your patience with the road construction project will be greatly appreciated.


Anticipated work areas & dates:

  • Airport Rd from E Herbison to W Herbison, bridge closed & lane closures – Sept. to Oct. 30
  • Schavey Rd bridge closed – Oct. 30 to Nov. 13
  • Herbison Rd from Schavey to Airport, lane closures – Sept. to Nov. 13
  • Howe, Andover, Pride, Panther sidewalks, lane closures – Sept. to Nov. 13
  • Herbison & Airport signal, lane closures – Complete by May 1, 2021
  • Bridge St & DeWitt Rd, bridge closed & lane closures – April to June, 2021

Dates are tentative and subject to change, please see the CCRC website and Facebook pages for current updates.



Driveways may be inaccessible for limited periods during construction. Please contact project staff if you need special accommodation or have other accessibility concerns during construction.


Right-of-Way Encroachments:

Any items within the road right-of-way, in the construction limits, including trees, landscaping, fences, underground dog fences, irrigation systems, etc., are subject to removal. CCRC is requesting residents relocate any such appurtenances before construction begins, please contact project staff if you have questions on items that may be impacted on your property. CCRC is not responsible for the salvage or replacement of these items.


Who to contact for more information:

Marc Trotter, CCRC Director of Engineering, at (989) 668-0044,

Jake Perkins, CCRC Engineering Technician, at (989) 668-0032,

CCRC Website:



2016 Recommended Township Road Projects - Township Manager presentation (with notes) from April 18, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting.


Roadside Spraying

The Clinton County Road Commission is responsible for making sure the road rights-of-way within Watertown Charter Township are clear.  One of the methods they use is the spraying of roadside brush.  If you do not want the brush in front of your property sprayed, please contact Dan at the Clinton County Road Commission (989-224-3274 x238).

Road Complaints

Please use the form below to contact Watertown Charter Township regarding any road complaints.
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Jennifer Tubbs
Township Manager
(517) 626-6593 x207
Email Jennifer

Donna Minton
Administrative Assistant
(517) 626-6593 x207
Email Donna

Clinton County Road Commission
Email CCRC

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