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Reminder: Interchange improvements require closing the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 tomorrow
July 06, 2022
- The westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75 will be closed July 7 until mid-October for ongoing interchange improvements.
- The closure is needed to allow for crews to rebuild the connection between the westbound I-696 ramp to northbound and southbound I-75 to accommodate the new “braid” design on the northbound ramp.
- Ramp traffic will be detoured to southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue), then westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) to access southbound I-75.
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 7, crews will close the westbound I-696 ramp to southbound I-75. During the ramp closure, the posted detour directs traffic onto southbound M-53 (Van Dyke Avenue), then westbound M-102 (Eight Mile Road) back to southbound I-75. The ramp is expected to reopen by mid-October.
Crews will be working to rebuild the connection of the interchange ramps in conjunction with the new braid design. This design will eliminate the merge/weave condition that previously existed by separating the movements. The northbound I-75 exit ramp to 11 Mile Road will braid under the new I-696 bridge on the northbound service drive. When this portion of the project opens to traffic in November, incoming I-696 traffic to northbound I-75 will utilize the new bridge over the 11 Mile Road exit, resulting in safer movements.
Follow I-75 modernization progress on the web at www.Modernize75.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Modernize75 or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Modernize75.