Farmington Hills, MI - The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project is moving forward with several closures announced.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the following closures:
- Eastbound I-696 at M-10 for bridge beam replacement over the Rouge River 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, - 5 a.m. Friday, June 30.
Eastbound I-696 traffic will be detoured onto southbound M-10 to eastbound I-696.
- The Northbound Orchard Lake ramp to eastbound I-696 will be closed 7 a.m. Monday, June 26 - 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, for culvert installation.
Northbound Orchard Lake traffic traveling to eastbound I-696 will be detoured north on Orchard Lake to eastbound 12 Mile Road, then southbound M-10 (Northwestern Highway) to eastbound I-696.
- The eastbound I-696 ramp to southbound M-10 will be closed 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 5 - late July for ramp rebuilding.
Eastbound I-696 traffic traveling to southbound M-10 will be detoured via eastbound M-5 to eastbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to M-10.
This $275 million project includes rebuilding the roadway from the base up, including storm sewer replacement work, and rebuilding ramps at Orchard Lake Road, American Drive, Franklin Road, and US-24 (Telegraph Road).
During the 2023 construction season, eastbound I-696 is being rebuilt from I-275 to east of US-24 (Telegraph Road). Westbound lanes will be rebuilt in 2024. Project details can be found at DrivingOakland.com.
Funding for this project is made possible by the Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,500 jobs