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I-94/I-696 interchange rehabilitation begins Saturday, April 10Contact: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications,
April 5, 2010 -- Road and bridge rehabilitation begins Saturday, April 10, when contracting crews begin a large-scale project at the I-696/I-94 interchange in Macomb County. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), this $31 million investment includes:
- Reconstructing both directions of I-696 between Neiman Road and I-94;
- Reconstructing ramps and rehabilitating bridges within the interchange; and
- Resurfacing both directions of I-94 between M-102 (8 Mile Road) and I-696.
During construction, two-lane ramps will be constructed maintaining one lane. The one exception is the ramp from eastbound I-696 to eastbound I-94, which will close in late June for bridge deck replacement. The ramp is expected to open in early November. During the ramp closure, motorists looking to head east will exit at M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) to Metro Parkway in order to access eastbound I-94.
The reconstruction of I-696 near the interchange will be constructed maintaining two lanes in each direction during peak travel periods.
The I-94 resurfacing will begin after July 4 and be completed in mid-October. Lane closures during the resurfacing work will be restricted to weekday nights and all times on weekends.
In 2011, crews will focus on replacing the 11 Mile Road bridge over I-94. This bridge is located within the interchange and will remain open in 2010 as a way for local traffic to access nearby neighborhoods.
For up-to-date information on this project, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive. Follow MDOT at www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT or visit the "Michigan Department of Transportation" page on Facebook and become a fan.
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