I-696 Project (Restore the Reuther)

I-696 Project Restore the Reuther

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Macomb County Progress

Work on I-696 has resumed. Our Contractors have returned and are diligently working to have both eastbound and westbound lanes on I-696, along with all ramps, open-to-traffic before winter hits. The schedule will continue to be managed with an eye on weather; which will be the determining factor in whether all work is completed this year or lanes and ramps are temporarily reopened until they can be permanently completed in the Spring of 2019. Additional details will be shared as they become available. We appreciate your patience.

When we left off we were preparing the base material for the first concrete pour on the eastbound side. In the time since work resumed, that first concrete pour and subsequent pours have been completed as we proceed east from Dequindre Rd placing new pavement.

As a reminder, during this stage of construction, EB I-696 traffic will have access to Dequindre Rd, Mound Rd, 11 Mile Rd and M-53 (Van Dyke Ave) by way of a temporary ramp off the Mound Rd exit, M-97 (Groesbeck Hwy) and both EB and WB I-94. It should be noted that access to Groesbeck Hwy will be temporarily prohibited in the near future for construction of this exit ramp. Advance notice will be provided for this ramp closure when the date is known.

Oakland County Progress

Weather permitting, this coming weekend will mark the final freeway closure to complete concrete pavement repairs on EB I-696 between US-24 (Telegraph Rd) and I-75. This freeway closure will start at 9pm, Friday, October 12th and wrap up by 5am, Monday, October 15th. After completing work in this segment we will move on to the final segment of concrete repair work, and therefore, the final few full freeway closures. This segment is also on EB I-696, only now between I-275 and Telegraph Rd. You will find that nightly lane closures will continue on both EB and WB I-696 until completion of joint repair work as long as weather allows.