Public Info Meeting on I-696 Summer Construction April 4

Public Info Meeting on I-696 Summer Construction April 4

(MDOT, March 28, 2018)

Southfield, MI-

WHAT:

An open   house-style public meeting to share information on the I-696 project between I-275   and I-94 scheduled to begin this spring. There will be exhibits displaying   project locations, various types of work, and detours. Interested parties   will have the opportunity to meet the construction team, learn current   details and detours.

WHO:

Michigan   Department of Transportation (MDOT) staff, Project consultants, Residents and interested stakeholders

WHEN:

Wednesday, April   4, 2018

5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Southfield City Council Chambers

26000 Evergreen Road

Southfield

Accommodations   can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking   ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of   interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-373-9534   to request at least seven days before   meeting date.

BACKGROUND:

The I-696 freeway carries approximately 150,000 vehicles a day through   Oakland and Macomb counties. The section in Oakland County has areas that   need pavement repair and major maintenance. The section in Macomb County is   in very poor condition and the concrete will be replaced.

This expedited $110   million project along the entire corridor is being performed with available   funding this year before the nearby I-75 modernization project begins near   I-696. If delayed, it may be until 2024 that the work could be performed, and   only if funding would be available.

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

In Oakland   County, the freeway will remain open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with work   being performed during overnights and weekends, including 10 weekends with   freeway closures.

In Macomb   County, eastbound I-696 will remain open from I-75 to I-94 while the westbound   lanes will be closed from I-94 to I-75 for the entire project. The closing of   one direction of the freeway will provide a safer work zone for construction   crews and drivers.

To provide a   freeway-to-freeway detour, the suggested detour for the westbound I-696   closure is westbound I-94 to   northbound I-75 to westbound I-696. Eastbound I-94 traffic will also   be detoured via northbound I-75 to westbound I-696.

 

Download MDOT’s Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive

 

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