UPDATE: Per Brighton Fire Authority:

Due to the accident today (Wednesday) I-96 (Eastbound) will have very limited (one lane) open under the Pleasant Valley Bridge. Detour sounds like it will be Grand River exit in the City of Brighton, stay on Grand River and go down to Pleasant Valley or Kensington Road back on the Freeway. This will cause heavy congestion in the City of Brighton, Green Oak, and Brighton Township.

Note: Pleasant Valley over 96 will be closed until permanent repairs can be made. South Bound Pleasant Valley traffic will not be able to get on the Eastbound Ramp.

Portions of the bridge will be demolished over the next 96 hours.


Eastbound I-96 is shut down to traffic after a semi struck the Pleasant Valley Road overpass, damaging the bridge.

All three lanes of eastbound I-96 are closed, with traffic getting by on the shoulder. The Pleasant Valley Road bridge is also closed to traffic until further notice. Significant traffic backups are being reported and alternate routes are being recommended. Gawker delays are also being reported on westbound I-96.

M-DOT bridge engineers are on scene. Brighton Fire Chief Mike O'Brian anticipates the closures will be in effect for some time. Stay tuned to 93.5FM for updates. M-DOT photo. (JM)