Farmington Hills, MI - Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) contract crews working on the I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project are beginning to rebuild major freeway interchange ramps.
Beginning 9 a.m. today, Monday, July 24, through late August, the southbound M-10 ramp to eastbound I-696 will be closed while it is being rebuilt.
Southbound M-10 traffic traveling to eastbound I-696 will be detoured via eastbound 10 Mile Road, northbound Lahser Road and eastbound Coral Gables Street to eastbound I-696.
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). The westbound lanes will be rebuilt in 2024. Project details can be found at DrivingOakland.com.
Funding for this project is made possible by 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 about 3,328 jobs.