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I-96 Flex Route update: Westbound I-96 reduced to one lane Saturday from I-275 to Wixom Road in Oakland County

WIXOM, Mich. - The I-96 Flex Route project requires reducing westbound I-96 to one lane from I-275 to Wixom Road from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, while crews place pavement markings along westbound I-96 to ready for the next stage of work. 

For worker safety, the following ramps will be closed intermittently 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday:
Northbound I-275 to westbound I-96,
Northbound M-5 to westbound I-96,
Southbound M-5 to westbound I-96,
Novi Road to westbound I-96, and
Beck Road to westbound I-96.

As part of this project, the westbound I-696 ramp to westbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane through late fall 2022. 

After 3 p.m. Saturday, westbound I-96 will have two lanes open from I-275 to Kent Lake Road through late fall.

Reminder, the following are still in place:
Eastbound I-96 has two lanes open from Kent Lake to Wixom roads,
Eastbound I-96 has three lanes open from Wixom Road to I-275,
The eastbound I-96 ramp to Kent Lake Road is open,
The Kent Lake Road ramp to eastbound I-96 is closed,
The eastbound I-96 ramp to Milford Road is closed,
The Milford Road to eastbound I-96 is closed,
The eastbound I-96 ramp to Wixom Road is closed, and
The Wixom Road ramp to eastbound I-96 is open.

Based on economic modeling, the I-96 Flex Route project and its $269 million investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,429 jobs. 

There may be additional changes to this stretch of the project, for up-to-date information on the I-96 Flex Route, go to

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