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I-696 road and bridge repairs in Macomb County begin in early March Contact: Rob Morosi 248-483-5127Agency: Transportation
February 27, 2009 -- A corridor improvement plan to rehabilitate 28 bridges and 3 miles of pavement on I-696 in Macomb County is expected to begin in the first week of March according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Two projects totaling $32 million will close ramps beginning the week of March 2.
Weather permitting, crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-696 to eastbound 11 Mile Road on the border of Roseville and St. Clair Shores. The ramp is expected to remain closed until late March as crews begin slope restoration work included in the project. Ramp traffic will be detoured to M-3 (Gratiot Avenue). In addition, there will be a single-lane closure on the eastbound I-696 service drive from Collingwood to Chippendale streets.
Scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-696 to northbound and southbound Mound Road. Extensive rehabilitation is expected to keep the eastbound I-696 ramp to northbound Mound Road closed until mid-June. The eastbound I-696 ramp to southbound Mound Road is expected to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 9.
Bridge deck demolition will require a full closure of eastbound and westbound I-696 between Dequindre Road and M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue) beginning Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. During the full closure, all eastbound and westbound traffic will be routed to the service drives in each direction. The freeway closure is expected to reopen on Monday, March 9 by 5 a.m.
MDOT says: Remember - In Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!