project updates

current updates


Latest information on scheduled bridge construction and current bridge closings.


NIGHTTIME NOISE UPDATES: We've heard from the residents upset about noise related to nighttime operations of this 24/7 construction project. As such, MDOT and the @96fix contractor have agreed to limit bridge demolition at night as much as possible. This remains, however, a 24/7 operation and loud noise will still come from the two concrete crushers we have on site, pavement removal, saws, heavy equipment noise (including back-up warning beeping), and more. We must continue the intensive pace of this operation in order to complete the project by October. On the bridges themselves, there are to be 25 total bridge deck replacements throughout the seven month project. Each of these demolitions takes 10-12 hours.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we work hard for you to get this done as soon as possible. We know there are impacts on motorists, residents and businesses, so we thank you for all the support you have shown to date.


LOCAL BRIDGE TRAFFIC UPDATE: The Brookfield bridge will be closed starting Sat., April 12. The closure will last until late May. The Farmington Road U turn bridges (both east and west of Farmington Road) will remain closed until late April. Traffic will continue to be detoured along Schoolcraft Road to the next available U turn overpass during the bridge closures.


A list of 13 I-96 overpasses that will be closed is here. View the map. View the news brief.

past updates


Weather permitting, the full closure of the freeway is scheduled for 7 a.m. April 5. Ramps and interchanges will be closed first, after 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, followed by the rest of the freeway. Preliminary work, including detour sign placement and temporary widening of the US-24 entrance ramps at I-96, is ongoing. The Schoolcraft Road service drive will have one lane closed in each direction throughout the project, beginning Thursday, April 3. The bridge construction schedule will be announced at a later date. The freeway is expected to reopen in October. Details here


Tentatively, the full closure of the freeway -- previously scheduled for March 24 -- will be delayed one week due to extended winter weather. A final decision is forthcoming soon, and then a formal public announcement will be made.


MDOT announces contractor for I-96 Reconstruction Project. Work to start in March, expected to generate 500 jobs Details here


I-96 in the project limits will be closed starting March 24, 2014 (weather permitting) through October 2014.


I-96 to remain open through January, after the Detroit Auto Show Details here


January Public Meeting Scheduled.


MDOT anticipates the contractor's low bid will be revealed on December 11, 2013. Once the contract has been awarded, the construction timelines and schedules will be established. MDOT will provide the public with advance notification of major traffic impacts. Additional information will be provided at the next public meeting which is scheduled to occur in early January.


Check out the videos of the I-96 Reconstruction Project including details of the detour routes. 

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SAVE THE DATE: The I-96 Reconstruction Project will host its 3rd public meeting Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m. at Livonia City Hall Auditorium, 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia. See attached for details


MDOT engaged the contracting industry at a March 8 meeting to discuss their ideas about the I-96 Reconstruction project. Check out the meeting minutes, question and answers and more.


Notice To All Road, Bridge and Associated Work Contractors: MDOT needs your perspective on the I-96 Reconstruction project. Join MDOT at a meeting to discuss this project Friday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., MDOT Detroit Operations and Service Center in Detroit. Details here.


Results are in from the 188 people that took our aesthetic survey. View the examples presented and the results of the voting. Please note, while MDOT's first preference will be to take into account the survey results, MDOT may have to adjust the landscape items in some areas to fit the site conditions, such as steep slopes and soil types.


A public meeting was scheduled for Nov. 13, 2012 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Lee M. Thurston High School, 26255 Schoolcraft Road, Redford Township. The purpose of the meeting was to gather public input on corridor aesthetics (landscaping, colors and more) and review potential construction staging and detour alternatives.


37 bridges are part of our project. Get details on the fixes for each.


MDOT opts for full closure of I-96 freeway in 2014.
Read the Press Release  | View the Survey Results  |  Read some Frequently Asked Questions


Survey is now closed. Thank you everyone for contributing.


MDOT extends online survey for future I-96 reconstruction in Wayne County. Read entire press release.


On Thursday March 1, 2012 we will host a public meeting at Livonia City Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the project. The Livonia City Hall is on the South East corner of Farmington Road and 5 Mile Road. The address is 33000 Civic Center Drive, Livonia, MI 48154. Information presented will include potential construction impacts on traffic and graphic representations of the corridor. We encourage the public to provide us input!


The I-96 Reconstruction Project is the reconstruction of the road and rehabilitation of bridges in a seven-mile corridor, including on and offramps, from Newburgh Road to Telegraph Road, to current design standards and to improve safety.