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Westbound I-696 Closed In Oakland County Again This Weekend

June 08, 2018 - 10:40 am

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - If you were planning to use I-696 this weekend, you may need a detour. 

For the second straight weekend, the closure of westbound I-696 will be extended in Oakland County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will close westbound 696 from Dequindre to Telegraph starting at 9 p.m. Friday. The closure, which includes all entrance ramps, will run until early Monday morning.

The official detour will be westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to M-10 to US-24 (Telegraph Road) or westbound I-696, with access from I-94 in Macomb County and I-75 in Oakland County. 

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. 

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