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I-96 Flex Route project begins with lane closures on I-96 between I-275 and Kent Lake Road depending on weather

NOVI, Mich. ­- The I-96 Flex Route Rebuilding Michigan project begins this weekend with lane closures in both directions of I-96 between I-275 and Kent Lake Road, to prepare for an upcoming traffic shift which will move both directions of traffic to the westbound roadbed. This work is weather dependent and requires dry roads.

Beginning 5 a.m., Saturday, March 4 through 8 p.m., Sunday, March 5, westbound I-96 will have one lane open from the I-275/I-696/M-5 connector ramps to Kent Lake Road, and intermittent ramp closures throughout. Eastbound I-96 will have 2 lanes open from Wixom Road to the I-275/M-5 interchange, and one lane open on the connector ramp to eastbound I-696.

Reminder; westbound I-696 from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275 has only two lanes open. Eastbound I-696 from I-275 to Greenfield Road has three lanes open.

Project information:
Funding for this $269 million investment 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.

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,416 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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