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Westbound I-696 Shut Down Again This Weekend

June 14, 2018 - 8:23 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 westbound lanes from Dequindre Road in Macomb County to US-24, Telegraph Road, in Oakland County. 

The closure -- beginning at 9 p.m on Friday,  June 15 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 18 -- will include all entrance ramps. The first entrance for westbound I-696 will be at Telegraph Road. 

This is the third of four planned weekend closures for this segment before crews move to another segment in Oakland County. This weekend closure is in addition to the long-term closure in Macomb County that began in April from I-94 to Dequindre Road and remains in place through November.

The official detour will be westbound 8 Mile Road (M-102) 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.

NOTE: MDOT will also be closing I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-75 in Detroit for bridge work from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. During this closure, westbound I-94 through-traffic will be detoured to westbound 8 Mile Road (M-102) to southbound I-75 and back to westbound I-94.

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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