I-496 from Lansing Road to the Grand River, Ingham County

Start: Spring 2021     End: Fall 2023
I-496 Rebuilding Michigan project profile
What Is Being Done?

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $80 million to rebuild the freeway and interchange ramps, including operational improvements between the Lansing Road and M-99 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) interchanges, preventive maintenance on 17 bridges, and upgrades to the service drives from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the east.

How Traffic Will Be Affected:

Eastbound I-496 will be reduced to one lane and detoured to Malcom X Street (the eastbound service drive) at the M-99 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) exit. 

Westbound I-496 will be detoured to St. Joseph Street (the westbound service drive) at the Grand Avenue exit. 

A minimum of two lanes will be open on the service drives during the detour. 

Safety Benefits:

These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of the I-496, which is an important route at the state capital for commuter, commercial and tourism traffic. 

Additional Information

I-496 Draft Noise Report PDF icon

Contact Us:

Greg Losch, Lansing Transportation Service Center Manager
2700 Port Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: 517-335-3754
Fax: 517-335-3752