I-496 Project Update

I-496 Project - Pave the Way

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CONTACT:  MDOT Lansing Transportation Service Center




I-496 Project Update

March 24, 2020

Reconstruction on I-496 will be starting soon! The project will officially start April 1 with a total closure of eastbound I-496 that will last into mid-summer. Construction will then take place on westbound I-496, with a total closure of westbound until November 2020.

Project Expectations Next 2 Weeks:

  • EB I-496 will close on April 1 for reconstruction from I-96 to Lansing Road and will remain closed until the end of July. Work will immediately begin on pavement removals.
  • Bridge demolition of I-496 over Waverly Road will begin April 2 and last for a week.

How Will Traffic be Affected:

  • Eastbound I-496 will be detoured via I-96 to Lansing Road.
    • Ramps to eastbound I-496 will be closed from I-96, Creyts Road, and Waverly Road.
  • There will be a single lane reduction on NB and SB Waverly Road starting April 2 until April 8 for bridge demolition. Traffic will be maintained during this period.

General Project Information:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $50 million to improve I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road. Work will include reconstructing the freeway and ramps, preventive maintenance on all the bridges in the project area, and making operational improvements to the entrance and exit ramps at the I-96, Creyts Road, and Waverly Road interchanges.

Additional Information:

For more information about the I-496 project, go to www.michigan.gov/496Lansing. The project website contains various visual aids including alternate route maps and additional links to project-related information.


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