Portion of EB I-96 to close in Eaton Co. for weeks beginning Friday

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EATON COUNTY, MI (WILX) -- Eastbound lanes of Interstate 96 will be closed over Grand River in Eaton County beginning Friday at 9 p.m.

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I-96 will be closed between Lansing Road and M-99. Traffic will be detoured using Interstate 69 and US-127. Another alternative is to use Interstate 496 through downtown Lansing.

The closure comes as part of a $1.3 million project to perform critical preventative maintenance and repair work on the eastbound and westbound I-96 bridges over the Grand River and Billwood Highway in Eaton County, according to MDOT.

MDOT says this is the final phase of the project.

Eastbound I-96 is expected to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19.

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