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I-696
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Pre-construction on I-696 from I-275 east to I-75.

Pothole patching CANCELLED due to weather conditions--fog, rain, snow. ALL LANES OPEN!

Date Location
Wed, Feb 21 EB I-696 in Macomb from Dequindre to Mound
SB I-75 from Coolidge to Crooks
US-24 from Orchard Lake to Square Lake

Project Information

I696 project map

696 Oakland

EB & WB 275 to 75

  • Repair pavement in both directions
  • Remains open during weekdays
  • Nights & weekends will have lane closures & occasional complete closures
  • Maintenance to drainage systems
  • No detour for lane & temporary closures.

696 Macomb

EB & WB 75 to 94

  • Replace all pavement in both directions
  • WB direction closed completely
  • EB direction is always available & traffic shifted during projects
  • Repair service drives in 2019
  • Detour: WB 696 to WB 94 toward Detroit, to NB 75 to WB 696.

The I-696 “Walter P. Reuther Freeway” carries approximately 150,000 vehicles a day through Macomb County. Its poor condition requires major reconstruction to replace the concrete between I-75 and I-94, both eastbound and westbound,  spring through late 2018. The bridges over I-696 are in good to fair condition due to investments in rehabilitation and maintenance-type work over the years, and will receive additional maintenance work.

Also, in Oakland County, between I-275 and I-75 in both directions, I-696 will have repairs and maintenance work during nights and weekends, including a total of 10 weekends at various locations.

This expedited $110 million project must be completed while funding is available and before the nearby I-75 modernization project begins near I-696, which is planned for 2019. If delayed, it may be until 2024 before the work could be performed, and only if funding would be available.

Traffic Impact

In Macomb County, EB 696 traffic will remain open from I-75 to I-94 at all times, while the WB lanes in this segment will be closed for the entire project. When EB lanes are reconstructed, EB traffic will be shifted onto the newly paved WB lanes. Full lane closures of one direction of the freeway will provide a safer work zone for construction crews and for drivers. To provide a freeway-to-freeway detour, motorists can take WB 696 to WB 94 toward Detroit, to NB 75, and then to WB 696.

In Oakland County, there will be lane closures and occasional complete closures for repairs and maintenance work during nights and weekends.

Contact Us

Spiro Kotsonis, P.E.
MDOT I-696 Project Manager
248-361-0543
Email: MDOT-MovingMacomb@michigan.gov
FB: MvgMacomb TW: @MovingMacomb

Public Meeting

April 11, 2018, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Warren City Hall
1 City Square
Warren, MI

Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request at 517-373-9534.

Construction Completed

Moving Macomb