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I-96 project contract awarded to local contractor, full closure coming in late March

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications,
 crossd2@michigan.gov
248-483-5127
Agency: Transportation

Fast Facts:
- The $148 million "96 Fix" contract has been awarded to Dan's Excavating of Shelby Township.
- The project includes rebuilding 7 miles of I-96 and repairing 37 overpasses between Newburgh and Telegraph roads.
- Preliminary work begins after the North American International Auto Show; full closure of I-96 is expected in late March.

January 24, 2014 -- Dan's Excavating of Shelby Township has been announced as the successful bidder on the I-96 reconstruction project between Newburgh and Telegraph roads, known as the "96 Fix." The 7-mile-long reconstruction project includes repairing 37 overpasses, new freeway lighting and other utility upgrades.

Preliminary work on this $148 million investment is expected to begin in late January after the North American International Auto Show, and will focus on relocating utilities. This work will require intermittent lane closures on the eastbound and westbound service drives, with shoulder closures on the freeway below.

The project area is tentatively scheduled to be closed on Monday, March 24, weather permitting. During the full closure, both directions of I-96 traffic will be detoured using I-275, I-696, M-10 (Lodge Freeway) and M-39 (Southfield Freeway).

Follow 96 Fix updates on the project website: www.96fix.com, and on social media at: www.twitter.com/96fix and www.facebook.com/96fix.

MDOT says: Drive like you want to make it home tonight.



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