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Wixom Road ramps to close Monday for Flex Route

Work on the I-96 Flex Route along Kent Lake Road and the I-275/I-696/M-5 interchange will continue with bridge work closing the Wixom Road ramps beginning 6 a.m. Monday, April 11, through Monday, April 25.

The work will cause the closure of the eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound Wixom Road. Drivers are being asked to detour by exiting at Beck Road, to westbound West Road to northbound Wixom Road.

Meanwhile, the westbound I-96 ramp to southbound Wixom Road will also be closed. That detour is Beck Road south to westbound Grand River Avenue to southbound Wixom Road. Meanwhile, also starting this Monday, South Hill Road will be closed over I-96 for a month for bridge repair work beginning 7 a.m.

That closure is scheduled to last through 5 p.m. Monday, May 9.

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

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

The 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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