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Westbound I-96 to see additional lane closure this weekend

Expect additional delays this weekend on I-96 in Oakland County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says that the I-96 Flex Route project will require reducing westbound I-96 to one lane from I-275 to Wixom Road from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, while crews place pavement markings along westbound I-96 to ready for the next stage of work.

For worker safety, the following ramps will be closed intermittently 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday:

Northbound I-275 to westbound I-96,

Northbound M-5 to westbound I-96,

Southbound M-5 to westbound I-96,

Novi Road to westbound I-96, and

Beck Road to westbound I-96.

In addition, as part of the project, the westbound I-696 ramp to westbound I-96 will be reduced to one lane through late fall 2022. 

After 3 p.m. Saturday, westbound I-96 will have two lanes open from I-275 to Kent Lake Road through late fall.

Motorists are being reminded that the following are still in place:

Eastbound I-96 has two lanes open from Kent Lake to Wixom roads,

Eastbound I-96 has three lanes open from Wixom Road to I-275,

The eastbound I-96 ramp to Kent Lake Road is open,

The Kent Lake Road ramp to eastbound I-96 is closed,

The eastbound I-96 ramp to Milford Road is closed,

The Milford Road to eastbound I-96 is closed,

The eastbound I-96 ramp to Wixom Road is closed, and

The Wixom Road ramp to eastbound I-96 is open.

There may be additional changes to this stretch of the project, for up-to-date information on the I-96 Flex Route, go to DrivingOakland.org

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