DETROIT – Eastbound I-696 fully reopened around 9 a.m. Monday after originally opening with limited lanes due to the way weather affected new concrete.
From I-275 to Orchard Lake Road, I-696 had four lanes open. From Orchard Lake Road to American Drive, only two lanes were open. Only one lane was open from American Drive to M-24.
All lanes have since reopened, MDOT says.
MDOT warned residents to expect traffic backups on I-696, I-96, M-5 and I-275.
Heads up-approx 5 am, EB 696 will reopen w limited lanes due to wknd weather affecting concrete:— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) October 22, 2018
-275 to Orchard Lk, 4 lanes
-Orch Lk to American Dr, only 2 lanes open
-only 1 lane to US-24 open
Expect backups on 696, 96, M5 & 275.
Detours-US-23, 275, M14/96, Grand River or 94
Westbound I-696 remains closed between I-75 and I-94 due to MDOT's "Restore the Reuther" construction project. MDOT said it plans to have the construction completed by the winter.