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Interstate 96 is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the state of Michigan. Its western terminus is at an interchange with U.S. Highway 31, on the western boundary of Norton Shores southeast of Muskegon. Its eastern terminus is at Interstate 75 near the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. From Detroit to Grand Rapids, it parallels Grand River Avenue, never straying more than a few miles from the decommisioned U.S. Highway 16.
Major cities on route
Junctions with other interstates
- Interstate 69 in Lansing. They form the only reflexive duplex anywhere in the interstate system.
- Interstate 275 west of Detroit
- Interstates 75 and 94 in Detroit
Possibly the best known junction on I96 is not with an interstate, but with Michigan State Highway 39 , the Southfield Freeway, called "Malfunction Junction" by locals.
- Interstate 196, Gerald R. Ford Freeway through Grand Rapids and continuing southwesterly to Benton Harbor.
- Interstate 296 (unsigned), a short portion of the US-131 freeway in Grand Rapids.
- Interstate 496, Ransom E. Olds Freeway, a loop through Lansing
- Interstate 696, Walter P. Reuther Freeway through north side Detroit suburbs
- I-96 is an intrastate Interstate.
- I-96 is the highest numbered even (east-west) Interstate.
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