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Portion of I-96 closes for six month repair

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LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) - One of the state's largest road construction projects is now underway. MDOT has closed ramps onto and exiting a 7-mile stretch of the I-96 freeway. I-96 is now completely closed from Telegraph to Newburgh Roads.

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The project involves reconstructing the freeway, repairing 37 overpasses and upgrading utilities. It's expected to wrap up in October.

Below are further details from MDOT's Rob Morosi:

I-96:
In Wayne County, all lanes of eastbound and westbound I-96 will be CLOSED between Newburgh and Telegraph roads beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.  The full closure is expected to remain in place until October.
 
The eastbound and westbound I-96 service drives (Schoolcraft Road) have only the right lane open between Telegraph and Newburgh roads until October.
 
All ramps leading onto eastbound and westbound I-96, between Telegraph and Newburgh roads, will be closed starting at 7 p.m. Friday night until October.  In addition, the following ramps will be closed until October:
Outer Drive to westbound I-96;
Greenfield Road to westbound I-96;
Evergreen Road to westbound I-96 and;
Northbound and southbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway) ramps to westbound I-96.
 
On westbound I-96, all express lanes will be forced onto M-39. Local lanes will be forced off onto Telegraph Road. The westbound I-96 local lanes will NOT be able to access M-39.
 
Eastbound M-14 traffic will be forced off onto I-275
 
The northbound and southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane, with all eastbound traffic forced off at Newburgh Road.

Online: http://www.96fix.com


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