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I-696 overpass repair begins Monday, Feb. 28, in Macomb County
Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, email@example.com
February 22, 2011 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced that contracting crews will start preliminary work on Monday, Feb. 28, on a project to repair nine overpasses along I-696 in Macomb County. The overpasses are located between M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue) and M-97 (Groesbeck Highway) in the communities of Center Line and Warren. All work on this $10 million investment is expected to be completed in 2012.
Preliminary work will require intermittent overnight lane closures between M-53 and Hoover Road. These lane restrictions begin at 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. the following mornings weekdays, and 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday on weekends. The first three overpasses to be repaired are M-53, the left-turn structure west of M-53, and the left-turn structure west of Hoover Road. The left-turn bridges will be closed, while M-53 will be repaired one direction at a time.
Full freeway closures of eastbound and westbound I-696 will be required on selected weekends in order for crews to demolish overpasses. The weekend closures begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end by 5 a.m. on Monday. During the full closures, traffic in each direction will be routed to the service drives.
While the left-turn bridges will be closed and detoured, M-97 (Groesbeck Highway), Hoover Road, Schoenherr Highway and Bunert Road will be repaired one direction at a time.
For up-to-date information on this project, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive
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