Weekend Closure of I-696 Westbound

Weekend Closure of I-696 Westbound

(Michigan Dept. of Transportation, June 20, 2018)

Macomb County, MI – CLOSURE START DATE:  Friday, June 22, 2018

8 p.m. – ramp closures begin

9 p.m. – freeway closed

CLOSURE END DATE:

Monday, June 25, 2018

5 a.m.

OVERALL PROJECT END DATE:

November 201

PROJECT DETAILS:

The Michigan Department of Transportation continues to “Restore the Reuther” with this weekend’s closure of westbound I-696 from Dequindre Road to US-24 (Telegraph Road). Weather permitting, this will be the final planned weekend closure for this segment before crews move to eastbound I-696 in Oakland County.

MDOT reminds the public that I-696 repairs in Oakland County will be completed under weeknight lane closures and weekend full closures. All lanes of I-696 in Oakland County remain open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This weekend closure is in addition to the long-term closure in Macomb County that began in April from I-94 to Dequindre Road and remains in place through November.

Project map: https://bit.ly/2k3kPv3

TRAFFIC IMPACT:

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, crews will begin closing entrance ramps to westbound I-696 from Dequindre Road to US-24 (Telegraph Road). The entire freeway is expected to be closed by 9 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Only the Couzens Road ramp to westbound I-696 will remain open to provide access to northbound and southbound I-75; however, this ramp will not provide access to I-696. The first entrance for westbound I-696 will be at US-24 (Telegraph Road).

Detour: I-75 to westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to northbound M-10 to US-24 (Telegraph Road).

Eastbound I-696 remains open in Oakland and Macomb counties. I-94 in Detroit will remain open this weekend.

Go to www.MovingMacomb.org for project details, construction, schedules, lane closures, etc.

Visit MDOT’s Mi Drive traffic information website: www.michigan.gov/drive

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