I-496 project milestone: eastbound lanes to be completed and reopened July 20; westbound work starts July 23Contact: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075 Agency: Transportation
EASTBOUND ESTIMATED REOPEN DATE:
Monday, July 20, 2020
ESTIMATED WESTBOUND START DATE:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
OVERALL ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $60 million to improve I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road. The eastbound portion of the I-496 Pave the Way project will reopen to traffic on Monday, July 20. The westbound lanes will close for construction on Thursday, July 23.
For more information about the project, go to www.Michigan.gov/496Lansing.
Eastbound I-496 will be open to traffic along with the associated ramps at Creyts Road.
Westbound I-496 will be closed and detoured from Lansing Road to I-96, including the ramps at I-96, Creyts Road, and Waverly Road.
The westbound I-96 ramp to eastbound I-496 will remain closed until the week of July 27.
Drivers are encouraged to follow the posted detour. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of the I-496, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.
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