picture source: CBS Local Detroit

Many commuters demanded for the roads to be fixed and now a $148 million  construction project is doing just that. Interstate 96 is shut down in both directions from Telegraph to Newburgh until October.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the shutdown is taking place to rebuild the roadway, repair bridges and replace pavements. Down the Schoolcraft / 96- Service Drive route, there are many pedestrians due to nearby schools and administrators are encouraging drivers to watch out for kids.

Alternative Routes

From downtown Detroit to Western Wayne County:

• Take I-94west to I-275 north

• Take I-96 west, to M-39 north to M-10 west to I-696 west to I-275 south

• Take M-10 west to I-696 west to I-275 south.

From Western Wayne County to downtown Detroit:

• Take I-275 south to I-94 east

• Take I-275 north to I-696 east to M-10 east to M-39 south to I-96 east

• Take I-275 north to I-696 east to M-10 east.

All ramps leading onto eastbound and westbound I-96 between Telegraph and Newburgh roads will be closed until October, including:

• Outer Drive to westbound I-96

• Greenfield Road to westbound I-96

• Evergreen Road to westbound I-96

• 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.


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