I-96 BL (Grand River Avenue) in Lansing to close Oct. 16 for railroad crossing reconstruction

Contact: Kari Arend, MDOT Office of Communications
517-750-0406
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Ingham

ROADWAY:
I-96 Business Loop (BL) (Grand River Avenue)

CLOSEST CITY:
Lansing

START DATE:
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
End of October 2017

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will replace the existing railroad crossing at I-96 BL (Grand River Avenue) and the Jackson & Lansing Railroad in Lansing. The new rail crossing will provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.

In addition, the project includes reconstructing the sidewalk ramps at Grand River Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Project map: https://goo.gl/ahjQjH

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:
During construction, Grand River Avenue will be closed at the railroad crossing for approximately two weeks with detours posted for both commercial vehicles and local traffic.