WB I-696 from US-24 to I-275 closed this weekend for pavement repairs, shoulder widening

All lanes reopened on I-96 after Flex Route project work ends for year

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing a section of westbound I-696 this weekend.

The work is part of the preparation work for the rebuilding project to take place in 2023-2024. You can learn more about the project by clicking here.

I-696 projects

Crews will close westbound I-696 from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275 to perform pavement repairs and shoulder widening throughout the weekend.

The work is part of the preparation for the $275 million Rebuilding Michigan project on eastbound and westbound I-696 between I-275 and Evergreen Road. Crews will begin rebuilding the eastbound lanes next spring and then the westbound lanes in 2024.

Westbound I-696 will be closed from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275, including all on and off ramps. Traffic will be detoured to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to westbound M-5 and back to westbound I-696/I-96.

The closure begins Friday (Nov. 11) at 8 p.m. and ends Monday (Nov. 14) at 5 a.m.

I-96 Flex Route

Crews on the I-96 Flex Route project have completed the work for this year.

Both directions now have all three lanes open with all on/off ramps reopened. Work will resume in March 2023.

MDOT said the work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface on I-696. The work will bring new pavement with drainage improvements, and improvements to bridges.

The I-96 Flex Route project will address directional congestion in this area by providing additional, temporary driving lanes on the upgraded shoulders during peak travel periods.

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