Eastbound I-96 closed over Grand River in Eaton County Aug. 9-19 for bridge repairs

Contact: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, JenkinsA10@Michigan.gov 517-243-9075
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Eaton

HIGHWAY:
Eastbound I-96

CLOSEST CITIES:
Dimondale
Lansing

START DATE:
9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
5 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

PROJECT:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest about $1.3 million to perform critical preventive maintenance and repair work on the eastbound and westbound I-96 bridges over the Grand River and Billwood Highway in Eaton County.

This is the final phase of this project. With work complete on the westbound structure, the project shifts to the eastbound structure from Aug. 9 to 19.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2YoaLU4

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
Traffic will be detoured using I-69 and US-127.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
Performing regular maintenance on bridges helps improve and extend the service life of these structures. Closing roads during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.