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Eastbound I-696 Closed From Telegraph To I-75 This Weekend

July 27, 2018 - 7:58 am

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Take note if your weekend travel plans involve I-696. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing eastbound 696 fom Telegraph Road (US-24) to I-75 in Oakland County this weekend. 

The closure -- beginning at 9 p.m on Friday, July 27 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 30 -- will include all entrance ramps. Ramp and lane closures will start at M-10 to reduce eastbound traffic.

The official detour is southbound M-10 to eastbound Davison Freeway, then northbound I-75 to eastbound I-696.

This area of freeway has had weeknight lane closures for saw cutting in preparation for the weekend closure to remove and replace some concrete sections and other repairs. This closure was supposed to happen last weekend but was suspended due to rain. 

This weekend work is part of the larger "Restore the Reuther" project that launched at the end of April, with the complete closure of westbound I-696 in Macomb County from I-94 to Dequindre Road through November.

Reminder: Westbound I-696 remains closed in Macomb County from I-94 to Dequindre Road through the fall. Westbound I-696 is open in Oakland County from Dequindre Road to I-275 with lane closures, and eastbound I-696 remains open in Macomb county.

For more on what's going on with 696, check out the project map here, or go to for project details, construction schedules, lane closure information and more.

For the latest on road closures and construction, keep your radio tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24 hours-a-day. CLICK HERE to check our real-time traffic page.