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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:08 AM

Beware: Long stretch of I-96 to close for overhaul

from the Detroit Free Press:

The state has a hugely disruptive reconstruction project on the books for I-96 in Wayne County and is giving drivers, residents and others a two-year warning that a long stretch of the expressway will close down.

The Michigan Department of Transportation said this morning that it will rebuild seven miles of I-96 between Newburgh and Telegraph roads in Livonia and Redford Township starting in early 2014.

The $150-million project also will upgrade 36 overpasses and upgrade freeway drainage and lighting, MDOT said.

The state said it held a public hearing March 1 and a majority of those who attended or sent in surveys -- about 1,700 in all -- supported closing the freeway to shorten the duration of the project. MDOT said the work will be completed in one season rather than over multiple years. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.freep.com/article/20120430/NEWS05/120430029/MDOT-I-96-Newburgh-Telegraph-reconstruction?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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longship Apr 2012 #1

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:43 AM

1. That's one busy section of highway.

Wonder where they'll detour all that traffic.

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