MDOT virtual public meeting March 31 to discuss I-496 project in Lansing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021

CONTACT: Aaron Jenkins, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-243-9075,

MDOT virtual public meeting March 31 to discuss I-496 project in Lansing

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting regarding the upcoming rebuilding of I-496 from Lansing Road to the Grand River in the city of Lansing, Ingham County. Work is currently scheduled to begin in 2022. During this virtual meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Questions can be submitted during the meeting using the chat function. Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

MDOT staff and contractors
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents                

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
4 p.m.

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To listen by phone without using Internet, please call 248-509-0316.
Conference ID 450 202 263#.

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Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. To make a request, please send it at least seven days prior to the event to:

Orlando T. Curry
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-7462
Fax: 517-335-0945
TTY: 844-578-6563

The I-496 Rebuilding Michigan project involves rebuilding the freeway and interchange ramps, 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.

Project map                              

Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any concerns that may result from the project. Please submit public comment by April 19. Provide concerns/comments discussed at this meeting regarding the project using the online comment form or by mail, e-mail or phone to MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at or:

Monica Monsma
MDOT Environmental Services Section
425 West Ottawa St. 
P.O. Box 30050 
Lansing, MI 48909 


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