The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
I-496 Rebuilding Project - Ingham County
Start: Spring 2021 End: Fall 2023
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.
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.