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I-496 Rebuilding Project - Ingham County

Start: Spring 2021     End: Fall 2023

Rebuilding Michigan Project Profile

What Is Being Done?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $80 million to rebuild the 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.

How Traffic Will Be Affected
Eastbound I-496 will be reduced to one lane and detoured to Malcom X Street (the eastbound service drive) at the M-99 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) exit. 

Westbound I-496 will be detoured to St. Joseph Street (the westbound service drive) at the Grand Avenue exit. 

A minimum of two lanes will be open on the service drives during the detour. 

Safety Benefits
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of the I-496, which is an important route at the state capital for commuter, commercial and tourism traffic. 

Additional Information
I-496 Final Noise Report
I-496 Design Build Project Video

Greg Losch, Lansing Transportation Service Center Manager