MDOT public meeting to discuss construction of I-96/US-23 near Brighton


LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public meeting to provide information about upcoming construction at the I-96/US-23 interchange in 2015 and 2016. MDOT

There will be no formal presentation made. Interested stakeholders can stop by at any time to discuss the project with MDOT staff.




In 2015, new through-lanes will be constructed on I-96 between the current eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway. Work also will include constructing new bridges over northbound and southbound US-23 and over Old US-23.

To accommodate this work, 23 acres of trees will be cleared at the interchange to make room for the additional lanes. Also, the Spencer Road bridge over I-96 will be closed for approximately 45 days and the Spencer Road ramp to eastbound I-96 will be closed with traffic detoured.

In 2016, the existing bridges over US-23 and Old US-23 will be rebuilt. Once complete, the existing lanes of I-96 will become collector-distributor lanes as a way to allow easier and safer lane changes for ramp traffic.

Overall, this project is intended to make this busy interchange safer and easier to drive, especially during peak travel periods of heavy congestion.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015  5- 7 p.m.   

WHERE:

Brighton Township Hall

4363 Buno Road

Brighton, MI

Special accommodations: 810-227-4681

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