Milford, MI - Overhead sign installation this weekend will require closing portions of I-96 as work continues on the I-96 Flex Route project in Oakland County.
Eastbound I-96 will be closed from Milford to Novi roads from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 4 - 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, for overhead sign installation. Traffic will be detoured via southbound Milford Road to eastbound Grand River Avenue, then northbound Novi Road back to eastbound I-96. Local traffic can use Novi Road to enter eastbound I-96.
Westbound I-96 will have one lane open from Wixom to Kent Lake roads from 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. The following ramps will also be closed intermittently:
- Wixom Road to westbound I-96
- Westbound I-96 to northbound Milford Road
- Westbound I-96 to southbound Milford Road
- Milford Road to westbound I-96
- Westbound I-96 to Kent Lake Road
Signs are being installed in preparation for restoring traffic back to its normal eastbound and westbound configuration for winter. Additional closures will be needed next weekend (Nov. 18-19) for additional preparation work.
The current plan is to complete this year’s work by early December with both directions of I-96 reopened to three lanes, along with all ramps reopened. Construction crews will return in March 2024 to rebuild westbound I-96.
Funding for this project is made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improves the condition of the state's infrastructure. Based on economic modeling, this $269 million investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,416 jobs.
There may be additional lane and ramp closures on this stretch of the project. For up-to-date information on the I-96 Flex Route, go to DrivingOakland.org.