Farmington Hills, MI - The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project is continuing with bridge improvements and is closing the Farmington Road bridges over I-696 in the City of Farmington Hills. Drake Road, which is currently closed, will reopen on Friday, May 5.
Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, Farmington Road will be closed over I-696 for bridge repair work until late May. Northbound Farmington Road traffic will be detoured at 11 Mile Road and southbound Farmington Road traffic will be detoured at 12 Mile Road. Farmington Road will remain open to local traffic only between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads up to the I-696 overpass.
Northbound Farmington Road will use eastbound 11 Mile Road to northbound Orchard Lake Road to westbound 12 Mile Road, then to Farmington Road.
Southbound Farmington Road will use eastbound 12 Mile Road to southbound Orchard Lake Road to westbound 11 Mile Road, then to Farmington Road.
See: map of area
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.