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The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday a $3.1 million construction project in Wayne County.

Construction workers will mill and resurface 2.7 miles of Telegraph Road (US-24) between Interstate 96 in Redford Township and Grand River Avenue (M-5) in Detroit.

The work will begin Monday and end in July. Traffic safety is the goal, according to MDOT.

Road crews will be patching concrete, repairing curbs and gutters, upgrading sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, improving pedestrian signals, performing drainage work and pavement markings.

The intersection of Telegraph and I-96 will also include signs and pavement markings creating a second turn lane for southbound Telegraph traffic turning onto Schoolcraft Road, the I-96 service drive and entrance to westbound I-96. The way it currently is configured, rush hour traffic causes tie-ups in the single turn lane.

MDOT reports that during the project, the right lane will be closed on northbound and southbound Telegraph between I-96 and Grand River. During non-rush hours, an additional lane will be closed. During overnights and weekends, three lanes may be closed for paving and patching work.

But one lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

SLewis@detroitnews.com

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