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I-696 Weekend Closure Postponed Due To Weather

June 22, 2018 - 8:32 am

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Westbound I-696 in Oakland County will no longer be shut down this weekend.

The Michigan Department of Transportation had planned to close westbound 696 from Dequindre to Telegraph from Friday to Monday. But MDOT decided to call the work off due to rainy weather. The closure is expected to take place next weekend instead. 

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. 

Drivers should keep in mind that eastbound I-696 remains open in both Oakland and Macomb counties.

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.