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Weekend work and South Hill Road bridge closure in Oakland County

A lane closure will be in effect this weekend as part of the ongoing I-96 Flex Route project.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, westbound I-96 will have one lane open from I-275 to Kent Lake Road through 5 a.m. Monday for drainage work, pavement repair work, shoulder paving, and bridge work. There will also be short-term intermittent ramp closures.  

Work will also continue weekdays with daily single-lane closures through late May on westbound I-96 from I-275 to Kent Lake Road from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and eastbound I-96 from Kent Lake Road to I-275 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, South Hill Road in Lyon Township will be closing over I-96 for a month for bridge repair work beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 11, weather permitting, through 5 p.m. Monday, May 9.

The South Hill Road detours include;

• Northbound South Hill Road: westbound Grand River Avenue to northbound Milford Road, then eastbound Pontiac Trail to South Hill Road.

• Southbound South Hill Road: westbound Pontiac Trail to southbound Milford Road, then eastbound Grand River Avenue to South Hill Road.


This I-96 Flex Route project includes rebuilding the freeway, rebuilding the median shoulders for use during peak periods, sign upgrades, and active traffic management installation, including intelligent transportation systems (ITS) equipment, overhead gantry installation and ramp signals for metering traffic onto the freeway. Electronic message boards will alert drivers with speed advisories and travel information.


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