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Work begins on I-496 Rebuilding Michigan project in Ingham County Thursday
May 27, 2022
- Work begins Thursday to rebuild 2 miles of I-496 in Ingham County.
- The $80 million investment will support an estimated 1,016 jobs.
- These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-496, which is a significant state, national, and international trade corridor.
LANSING, Mich. - Work will begin next week on the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) $80 million investment to rebuild 2 miles of I-496 in Ingham County. This work is part of 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.
Both directions of I-496 traffic will be detoured between Lansing Road and the Grand River during this work. Activity will include rebuilding the freeway and interchange ramps, including operational improvements from 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.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
Overall I-496 project completion date:
This work will require detouring I-496 traffic in each direction to Malcom X and St. Joseph streets, respectively, along with periodic closures of structures over I-496. Motorists should expect delays.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 1,016 jobs.
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-496, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.