Oakland And Macomb Counties Weekend Expressway Closings

Lansing, MI - MDOT has announced closures and updates for I-96, I-696 and M-3 (Gratiot) taking place this weekend, October 28 - October 31, 2022.

Westbound I-696 closed and I-96 lane closures this weekend in Oakland County:

Farmington Hills, MI - The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing portions of westbound I-696 and eastbound I-96 this weekend as part of continued work on those projects. More project information can be found at DrivingOakland.com.

County: Oakland County

Highways: Westbound I-696 & Eastbound I-96

Closest cities: South Lyon, Wixom, Novi, Farmington Hills, Southfield

Work crews will be closing westbound I-696 from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275 again to perform pavement repairs and shoulder widening throughout the weekend. This is part of the preparation for the $275 million Rebuilding Michigan project on eastbound and westbound I-696 between I-275 and Evergreen Road that will begin rebuilding the eastbound lanes next spring and then the westbound lanes in 2024.

Start date: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

End date: 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 

Traffic restrictions:
Westbound I-696 will be closed from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275, including all on and off ramps. Traffic will be detoured to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to westbound M-5 and back to westbound I-696/I-96.

Crews on the I-96 Flex Route project will be preparing the work area and driving lanes for the winter pause in operations. Work will resume in the spring.

  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastbound I-96 will have one lane open from Kensington Road to Beck Road.
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 – Late Fall 2022 Eastbound I-96 will have two lanes open from Kent Lake Road to Wixom Road with ramp closures at Kent Lake, Milford, and Wixom roads.
  • Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 7 - 8 a.m. Eastbound I-96 will have one lane open from Beck Road to Novi Road.
  • 8 - 8:30 a.m. Eastbound I-96 will be closed from Beck Road to Novi Road for overhead truss removal. 
  • 8:30 a.m. Eastbound I-96 will reopen with two lanes open from Kent Lake to Wixom roads and three lanes open from Wixom Road to I-275.

Safety benefit: This work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface. The I-96 Flex Route project will address directional congestion in this area by providing additional, temporary driving lanes on the upgraded shoulders during peak travel periods. 

M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) project update: One lane open in Macomb County Oct. 28 - 31

Roseville, MI - Crews are nearing completion of Phase II of the M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) rebuilding project and will require additional lane closures to finish paving the left lanes of the newly rebuilt road, weather permitting. 

6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 - 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
Southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) will only have one lane open between 14 Mile and Common Roads. 

4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 - 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30
Northbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) will only have one lane open between Common and 14 Mile Roads. 

3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 - 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31
Northbound and southbound M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) will only have one lane open between 14 Mile and Common Roads to complete any remaining paving in the median due to weather impacts.

13 Mile Road and Masonic Boulevard will also be closed intermittently Friday, Oct. 28, to Monday, Oct. 31, while paving through the intersection. 14 Mile Road remains closed until Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 826 jobs. 

This work is part of the second year of the two-year project to rebuild 3 miles of M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) between 11 Mile and 14 Mile roads in the city of Roseville. The project is expected to be completed by late fall. For more information, go to MovingMacomb.org.

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