I-696 Closed Between I-275 And US-24 Weekend Of 8/12-14/2023

Farmington Hills, MI - The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project will be closing I-696 between I-275 and US-24 (Telegraph Road) for a variety of work, including pavement repairs to fix potholes through the work zone.

Eastbound I-696 will be closed from I-275 to US-24 from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, while westbound I-696 will be closed from US-24 to I-275 from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. 


  • Eastbound I-696 traffic will use eastbound M-5 to eastbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to southbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway/Northwestern Highway), and northbound Lahser Road to eastbound I-696.
  • Westbound I-696 traffic will use southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) to westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road), then westbound M-5 to westbound I-96/I-696. 

See: map of area

Project information:

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). 

This year, 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 3,328 jobs.

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