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MDOT public meeting April 5 to discuss I-496 project in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an open house regarding the upcoming rebuilding of I-496 from Lansing Road to the Grand River in the city of Lansing, Ingham County. Work is currently scheduled to begin on April 18. During this meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
4-6:30 p.m. 

Michigan Chamber of Commerce
600 S Walnut St.
Lansing, MI 48993

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-335-4381 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage:,4616,7-151-9621_31783---,00.html. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project information: 
MDOT is investing $82 million to rebuild the I-496 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.

Work is anticipated to begin on April 18 with pavement repairs on Malcolm X and St. Joseph streets to prepare those roads to serve as detours for I-496 traffic when freeway work commences in June. Work on I-496 will be focused between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the Grand River this year.

Complete access to the downtown Lansing area will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

For project news and updates, subscribe to the I-496 Ingham County project e-mail list.

Contact information: 
Trevor Block, Lansing Transportation Service Center Construction Engineer
MDOT Environmental Services Section

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