Traffic Tom: Total closure of EB I-96 in Walker delayed

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WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — The total closure of eastbound I-96 at Alpine Avenue in Walker has been delayed until Friday morning.

The closure, which was scheduled for Wednesday, has been pushed back due to weather. 

The ramp from southbound Alpine Avenue to southbound US-131 and eastbound I-96 was scheduled to close Tuesday, but it has been delayed to Thursday also due to weather.

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When eastbound I-96 closes Friday, it will be closed from Alpine Avenue to Plainfield Avenue.

Ramps from northbound and southbound US-131 to eastbound I-96 will also close Friday. Traffic can exit at Alpine Avenue or take southbound US-131 to eastbound I-196 to eastbound I-96.

Eastbound is scheduled to be closed through mid-June. When eastbound work is complete, the Michigan Department of Transportation will switch to westbound I-96.

Crews will be working on all the bridges in this stretch of roadway as well as resurfacing.

It’s part of a large-scale MDOT project which will have several different closure configurations between Alpine and Plainfield avenues throughout the summer.

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