Farmington Hills / Southfield, MI - The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project crews will begin bridge improvements on the southbound M-10 bridge over I-696 in the city of Southfield.
Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, June 3, the right lane of southbound M-10 will be closed for bridge improvements. The remaining two open lanes will be shifted onto the left lane and shoulder. This configuration will remain in place until mid-June when the right lane of southbound M-10 is reopened and the left lane is closed. The remaining two open lanes will be shifted onto the right lane and shoulder until bridge work is complete in early July.
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This $275 million project includes rebuilding the roadway from the base up, including storm sewer replacement and rebuilding ramps at Orchard Lake Road, American Drive, Franklin Road, and US-24 (Telegraph Road).
This year, eastbound I-696 will be 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.