Well, we're going to start with the good news first this morning. And the good news in this case is the fact that the road construction on the eastbound lanes of I-496 is finally going to be completed and the lanes will be back open today, Monday, July 20th, 2020. And now, the bad news...

According to a press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation, construction on the westbound lanes is expected to get undeway later this week. MDOT says that the westbound lanes of I-496 will be closed and detoured from Lansing Road to I-96. That includes the ramps at I-96, Creyts Road, and Waverly Road. This road construction project is expected to start at 7 am on Thursday, July 23rd and it's not expected to be completed until sometime in mid-November of 2020.

If you didn't already know, all of this roadwork is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's $60 million 'Pave the Way: The I-496 Project'. Click here to find out more.

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