(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Transportation announced that I-96 will be reduced to two lanes next week in Oakland County.

The next phase of the I-96 Flex Route project will begin next week shifting part of the eastbound I-96 traffic from Kent Lake Road to Wixom Road across the median until late fall.

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Starting Tuesday, June 7, eastbound I-96 will go down to two lanes approaching Kent Lake Road and then shift across the median to the westbound lanes.

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During this road work, these lanes will be closed until the fall:

  • The northbound and southbound Kent Lake Road ramps to eastbound I-96
  • The eastbound I-96 exit to Milford Road
  • The northbound and southbound Milford Road ramps to eastbound I-96
  • The eastbound I-96 exit to Wixom Road

MDOT officials say the $269 million investment in the I-96 Flex Route project is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,429 jobs.

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