I-696 plaza bridge public meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021


CONTACT: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@Michigan.gov

MDOT virtual public meeting Nov. 18 to discuss 2024-2025 improvements on I-696 plaza structure in Oakland County



The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting regarding the proposed improvements for the Z03 Plaza Structure that carries Church Street over I-696 in the city of Oak Park, Oakland County. Proposed improvements include replacing the plaza deck and beams along with all facilities on the plaza deck.

During this virtual meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Questions can be submitted during the meeting using the chat tool.



MDOT staff and consultants

Community stakeholders

Local businesses

Interested residents                



Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

5 p.m.


How: Click here to join the Microsoft Teams virtual public meeting


To join by phone without using Internet, call 248-509-0316.

Conference ID: 963 197 405#


Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-335-4381 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/0,4616,7-151-9621_31783---,00.html. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.


MDOT is currently preparing to start design work for these planned improvements.


Staging of the work zone is expected to begin in 2024 with most work expected to continue and finish in fall 2025. During their presentation, MDOT staff and consultants will share the history of the plaza structure, work that will be done, and concepts for what the top surface of the plaza deck may include.



Public input is being sought to help MDOT recognize and address any concerns that may result from the project. Please provide concerns/comments by Dec. 3, 2021. Provide your comments and questions using the online comment form or by mail, e-mail or phone to MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at MonsmaM@Michigan.gov or:


Monica Monsma

MDOT Environmental Services Section

P.O. Box 30050 

Lansing, MI 48909 





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