Single-lane closures beginning this week along Grand River Avenue in Brighton are likely to cause delays for motorists.
The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to install temporary supports under the Interstate 96 bridge over Grand River Avenue.
The overpass has been in "poor" condition for several years, according to federal National Bridge Inspection Standards.
The bridgework will require single lane closures on both eastbound and westbound Grand River Avenue near the interchange, according to a release from the city's Department of Public Works.
Preliminary work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Monday, MDOT contractors will begin installation of the temporary supports between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Work will continue Monday-Friday until completed, which should take about two weeks.
On eastbound Grand River Avenue, the single-lane closure will begin before Hilton Road.
On westbound Grand River Avenue, the single-lane closure will begin before the eastbound I-96 ramp.
The westbound I-96 ramp to eastbound Grand River Avenue will be reduced to a single-lane.
MDOT plans to reconstruct the interchange, reconfigure the ramps and replace a nearby culvert over Ore Creek. The interchange reconstruction project is expected to happen in 2025 and 2026 and cost an estimated $40 million, according to information provided by MDOT spokesperson Aaron Jenkins.
About 28,570 motorists traveled that stretch of Grand River Avenue on average each day in 2020, according to the most recent traffic counts from the Livingston County Road Commission.
"When traveling in this area, please drive carefully and obey all construction signage for the safety of yourself, other drivers, and the on-site crews," Brighton DPS Director Marcel Goch said in the release.
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