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I-96 traffic shift in Ingham County begins Monday

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will shift traffic on eastbound I-96 between M-99 to Washington Avenue in Ingham County.

This work is the beginning stage of a three-year, $44 million investment in I-96. Work for this project includes rebuilding the eastbound and westbound I-96 bridges over Billwood Highway and the Grand River and rebuilding the eastbound and westbound I-96 bridges over M-99 and Washington Avenue. Work at Billwood Highway originally began on Feb. 6. Most of the work for the overall project will be completed in 2023 and 2024 with road construction and crossover removal taking place in 2025.

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.



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Start date:
6 a.m.
Monday, May 22, 2023

Completion date:
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 532 jobs.

Traffic restrictions:
This work will require a single-lane closure on eastbound I-96 while the traffic shift is in process.

Eastbound I-96 traffic will be shifted starting at M-99 then cross over back to eastbound I-96 past Washington Avenue.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

Safety benefit:
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of I-96. The roadway repairs will provide a safer surface for travel. Closing roads during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.

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