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I-96 & US-23
Interchange Improvement Project

4/11/16: Please be advised of the following upcoming closures:

On Tuesday, April 12th starting at 11:00pm through Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00am and
On Friday, April 15th starting at 11:00pm through Saturday, April 16th at 6:00am
The ramp from the westbound I-96 CD lane to southbound US-23 will be closed.
The ramp from the westbound I-96 CD lane to Spencer Road will be closed.
The westbound CD lanes west of the ramp to northbound US-23 will be closed.

Anyone traveling on the westbound CD lanes during the above dates and times will be forced to exit at the ramp to northbound US-23.

6/4/15: Important Update from MDOT including details about the Spencer Bridge closure part of the project via this email from MDOT staff  :

In an attempt to give you as much advance notice as possible, please be advised of the following scheduled closures:

1.    Starting Thursday, June 11th, the two Park and Ride carpool lots off of Spencer Road at I-96 will close (reopening sometime around July 29th, 2015).  

2.    For a 7 hour block of time (only), between Friday, June 12th (after 10:00 pm) and Monday June 15th (before 5:00 am), Old US-23 will be closed to set beams for the new bridge.  Emergency responders: please plan an alternate route.  We will update you when more exact times become available.

3.    Beginning Monday, June 15th (lasting approximately 40 days), the Spencer Road bridge over I-96 (only) will be closed.  Note that all expressway entrance and exit ramps (except the Spencer Road eastbound entrance ramp to I-96), will remain open (i.e.: just the bridge over I-96 will be closed to traffic).  Emergency vehicles will not be able to cross the structure.  Please plan accordingly.  We will update you when a reopening date becomes available.

We will send out updates as they become available.  Please contact our office at (810) 227-4681 if you have any questions, or need additional information.  Thank you.

Catherine A. Dhulster, Construction Secretary
MDOT – Brighton TSC
10321 Grand River Ave. #500
Brighton, MI  48116
(810) 227-4681

2/27/15 :  For updated MDOT-published info about this upcoming interchange improvement project including maps of the planned detour routes ; click here to visit the following link to MDOT's related project info website.

2/6/15 :
I-96/US-23 Construction Project
(Scheduled to begin March 2015 - August 2016)

Informational Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5pm – 7pm
Brighton Township Hall
4363 Buno Road
Brighton, MI  48114

MDOT representatives will be present to provide construction schedule & activity information, as well as answer questions and address concerns.

For additional information please call MDOT (810) 227-4681

07/18/14 :   Click here to view Updated Information from MDOT regarding this upcoming major Interchange Improvement project that will include a closure of the I-96 & Spencer Road interchange overpass bridge for about 45 days.

05/08/14 :   Click here to view the Presentation Slides presented by MDOT officials at the May 7th Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored informational meeting at the American Spirit Centre plus additional information from MDOT about the upcoming I-96 & U.S. 23 interchange improvement project. You will then find the May 7th Presentation Slides at the  "Presentation : Challenges for Today, Partnerships for Tomorrow" pdf link . The presentation slides include information about the upcoming Spencer bridge closure & related detour routes that are planned to occur from approximately late June or early July through end of August.

05/05/14 :  Click here for info about the May 7th public presentation by MDOT officials about this major interchange improvement project which will start this upcoming summer. Thank you to the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce for organizing this public info meeting !

01/18/14 : MDOT will start construction on a major safety and traffic management improvement to the U.S. 23/I-96 interchange during this upcoming summer of 2014. The project will include improvements to the Spencer Road / I-96 interchange and will require a closure of the related Spencer Road interchange overpass bridge. The Spencer Road bridge closure is anticipated to last for approximately 45 days. The bridge closure and related traffic detour routes could have significant impacts for traffic movements into and out of the City of Brighton. MDOT is finalizing its work on the project plans.

PDF City's 01/17/14 Letter to MDOT with requested inputs regarding the Spencer Road interchange and related bridge closure part of the overall U.S. 23/I-96 improvement project

For additional related information see the following items provided by MDOT :

PDF MDOT's proposed Detour Routes
PDF MDOT's Bridge Concept Plans
PDF MDOT's Aerial Concept Overview of the entire U.S. 23/I-96 Improvement project

Additional project information is available from the MDOT website.