Eastbound I-696 fully reopens Monday after weather impacts new concrete

Highway had reopened with limited lanes Monday morning

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.

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. 

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