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I-96 and I-696 projects: Westbound I-696 closed and I-96 lane closures this weekend in Oakland County

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing portions of westbound I-696 and eastbound I-96 this weekend as part of continued work on those projects. More project information can be found at DrivingOakland.com.

County:
Oakland County

Highways:
Westbound I-696
Eastbound I-96

Closest cities:
South Lyon
Wixom
Novi
Farmington Hills
Southfield

I-696
Work crews will be closing westbound I-696 from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275 again to perform pavement repairs and shoulder widening throughout the weekend. This is part of the preparation for the $275 million Rebuilding Michigan project on eastbound and westbound I-696 between I-275 and Evergreen Road that will begin rebuilding the eastbound lanes next spring and then the westbound lanes in 2024.   

Start date:
8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

End date:
5 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, 2022

Traffic restrictions:
Westbound I-696 will be closed from US-24 (Telegraph Road) to I-275, including all on and off ramps. Traffic will be detoured to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then westbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to westbound M-5 and back to westbound I-696/I-96.

I-96
Crews on the I-96 Flex Route project will be preparing the work area and driving lanes for the winter pause in operations. Work will resume in the spring.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Eastbound I-96 will have one lane open from Kensington Road to Beck Road.

5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 – Late Fall 2022
Eastbound I-96 will have two lanes open from Kent Lake Road to Wixom Road with ramp closures at Kent Lake, Milford, and Wixom roads.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022
7 - 8 a.m.
Eastbound I-96 will have one lane open from Beck Road to Novi Road.

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Eastbound I-96 will be closed from Beck Road to Novi Road for overhead truss removal.

8:30 a.m.
Eastbound I-96 will reopen with two lanes open from Kent Lake to Wixom roads and three lanes open from Wixom Road to I-275.

Safety benefit:
This work will provide a safer and smoother driving surface. The I-96 Flex Route project will address directional congestion in this area by providing additional, temporary driving lanes on the upgraded shoulders during peak travel periods.