Westbound I-696 in Macomb County reopens

Weather conditions allowed crews to finish work earlier than expected

DETROIT – Westbound I-696 in Macomb County reopened Saturday afternoon, according to the Michigan State Police.

The MSP Metro Detroit official Twitter account announced the reopening just before 5:30 p.m. and reminded residents to drive safely.

The construction project has been ongoing since April, 2018. It was expected to reopen Monday.

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Favorable weather conditions have allowed crews to complete the work required to safely reopen westbound I-696 from I-94 to I-75 earlier than expected.

Later Saturday night all entrance ramps will be open, except Mound Road to westbound I-696.

On Sunday the southbound Mound ramp to westbound I-696 is expected to reopen.

The northbound Mound ramp to westbound I-696 and the Hoover ramp to eastbound I-696 are expected to reopen next week.

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