Southfield, MI - The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project will begin bridge improvements on the southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road) ramp bridge over I-696 in the city of Southfield.
Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, May 22, through mid-June, the southbound US-24 ramp to southbound M-10 (Northwestern Highway) will be closed for bridge repair work. Southbound US-24 traffic will be detoured via the ramp to northbound M-10 and continue north to the first crossover to southbound M-10.
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.
During 2023, eastbound I-696 will be rebuilt from I-275 to east of US-24. Westbound lanes will be rebuilt in 2024. Project details can be found at DrivingOakland.com.
Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 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 3,500 jobs.
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