WB I-696 From Telegraph To I-275 Weekend Closure Announced

Farmington Hills, MI - Work crews will be closing westbound I-696 from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275 to perform pavement repairs and shoulder widening throughout the weekend.

This is part of the preparation work 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.   

Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, westbound I-696 will be closed from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275. The closure includes all on and off ramps. Eastbound I-696 will remain open. 

Traffic will be detoured to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to westbound M-5 and then westbound I-696/I-96.

Beginning 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, the northbound Orchard Lake Road ramp to westbound I-696 will be closed for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be detoured to westbound 12 Mile Road, then southbound M-5 to westbound I-696/I-96.

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 improves the condition of the state's infrastructure.

Based on economic modeling, this $275 million investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,500 jobs. Project information can be found at DrivingOakland.com.

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