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Pave the Way, I-496 Project is set to be completed on Tuesday

Pave the Way, I-496 Project is set to be completed
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Posted at 6:29 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 06:30:37-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has invested roughly $60 million in roadway construction on I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road in Delta Township and has plans for the entire I-496 highway to reopen on Tuesday, November 10.

MDOT began working on the project this spring, improving the entrance and exit ramps at I-96, Creyts Road and Waverly Road intersections. This is a major intersection where commuters travel, and their normal routine has been interrupted. However, work was being done in phases, one direction at a time, to help limit the detours of tens of thousands of vehicles.

“When this reopens all the commuters, the residents, the commercial traffic that use I-496 will have complete access to it without any lane closures,” MDOT Engineer Jason Early said. “I-496 services everything from the west side of town, all the way through downtown. (Drivers) can get off in Lansing, access Ingham county and Eaton county, so there is quite a bit (of traffic) that funnels through this stretch of highway.”

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