LIVONIA – The I-96 Fix is in the mix.
Completed in 1971, the
“MDOT is very pleased so far with the work being performed,” said spokeswoman Diane Cross. “We believe the contractors are building a quality roadway that will last for several decades.”
The project would have taken years to complete if I-96 had been closed in segments or
With Dan’s Excavating as the primary contractor, more than 1,500 building trades workers and contractors have been working on the $148 million project.
Local people remarked that after the original freeway had been torn up and hauled away, the dirt ditch reminded them of how it looked during its original construction. The project involved tearing up and replacing the original concrete, rehabilitating or replacing 37 bridges, road concrete and shoulders, installing new drainage and landscaping on the embankments.
Cross said the project is currently proceeding using a single shift, but some activities, such as paving bridges, take place at night. However, “everything changes so quickly on this
She said the heavy rain earlier this month brought about “minor inconveniences” like washing away landscaping from the embankments and delaying concrete pours. But the time will be made up by working longer hours.
I-96 CONSTRUCTION in Livonia earlier this summer.