Crews to work on EB I-696 ramp to Mound Road in Warren this week

EB I-696 access to Mound Road ramp to change Thursday

Road construction barrels in Metro Detroit (WDIV)
Road construction barrels in Metro Detroit (WDIV)

WARREN, Mich. – The eastbound I-696 access to the Mound Road ramp is changing Thursday due to construction, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced.

Crews will work to remove and replace the concrete on the previous Mound Road access point, MDOT officials said.

MDOT spokesperson Diane Cross said the three leftmost lanes of eastbound I-696 currently cross over to drive east in the westbound lanes. Now, three lanes will remain open, while the right two lanes will allow drivers to continue east on I-696 or exit from Dequindre and Mound roads.

The third lane from the left will give drivers the option to cross over into the westbound lanes and continue east or exit.

Access to Mound Road will now be east of I-75 using the Dequidre Road exit, officials said.

Eastbound I-696 from Woodward Avenue to east of I-75 at the traffic shift will have the two right lanes closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to place signs and pavement markings for the new Mound Road access.

After 2 p.m., eastbound I-696 traffic will use the two right lanes to exit at Dequindre Road or Mound Road.

The eastbound traffic that shifts over onto westbound I-696 will have access to the Groesbeck Highway exit and I-94.

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