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

Pothole repairs COMPLETED!


EB I-696

WB I-696

I-696 Project Information: Restore the Reuther!

I696 project map

696 Oakland County

  • EB & WB I-696 from I-275 to Dequindre Rd
    • Pavement repairs in both directions
    • Drainage system repairs
    • Minor bridge repairs at Rouge River and Plaza structures
    • All lanes open weekday daytime hours
    • 10 weekend closures with detours.

696 Macomb County

  • EB & WB I-696 from Dequindre Rd to I-94
    • Replace all pavement
    • WB direction always closed
    • EB always open
      • EB traffic will shift onto completed WB lanes in Phase II of the project (July)
      • Limited exit ramps open for EB traffic and all access to EB I-696 is closed
    • Repair service drives from Couzens Road to I-94 in 2019
    • Detour: WB I-94 towards Detroit, to NB I-75 to WB I-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 from Dequindre Rd to 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.

In Oakland County on I-696 from I-275 to Dequindre Rd in both directions, repairs and maintenance work will take place during nights and weekends, including up to 10 weekend closures 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 2024 before the work could be performed, and only if funding would be available.

Public Meeting

April 4, 2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Southfield City Council Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield MI

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.

Traffic Impact

Macomb County: Dequindre Rd to I-94                       

EB always OPEN. WB always CLOSED.

Oakland County: Dequindre Rd to I-275

Night & weekend lane closures.

Up to 10 complete weekend closures with detours.

Official detours for Macomb & Oakland Counties.

Construction Completed

Moving Macomb