Madison Hts., MI - Beginning at 6 a.m. today, Thursday, July 7, 2022, crews will close the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75.
During the ramp closure, the posted detour directs traffic onto southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue), then westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to southbound I-75. The ramp is expected to reopen by mid-October.
Crews will be working to rebuild the connection of the interchange ramps in conjunction with the new braid design. This design will eliminate the merge/weave condition that previously existed by separating the movements. The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road will braid under the new I-696 bridge on the northbound service drive. When this portion of the project opens to traffic in November, incoming I-696 traffic to northbound I-75 will utilize the new bridge over the 11 Mile Road exit, resulting in safer movements.
See: map of area