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Eastbound I-696 Shut Down Again This Weekend

August 10, 2018 - 6:30 am

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - For the third weekend in a row, a section of I-696 is shutting down. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing all eastbound lanes I-696 from Telegraph Road (US-24) to I-75 in Oakland County. 

The closure -- beginning at 8 p.m on Friday, Aug. 10 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 -- includes all entrance ramps. 

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

There will also be overnight lane closures on westbound I-696 from Telegraph Road to I-275 with one lane open at all times.

This is the third weekend closure of this stretch of I-696 as part of the"Restore the Reuther" project. Westbound I-696 remains closed in Macomb County from I-94 to Dequindre Road through the fall. Westbound I-696 is open during the daytime hours in Oakland County from Dequindre Road to I-275. Eastbound I-696 remains open in Macomb County.

Reminder: Eastbound I-696 has only two lanes open from I-75 to Dequindre Road and the ramp to Dequindre Road closed until mid-August for concrete removal and replacement. This will allow the ramp to be completed and reopened after eastbound traffic is shifted across the median to the new pavement.

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