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I-696 ‘Restore the Reuther’ project: I-696 bridge work closes Lahser Road ramp to northbound M-10
April 04, 2023
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The I-696 “Restore the Reuther” Rebuilding Michigan project will begin bridge rehabilitation work on the I-696 bridges over M-10, requiring the closure of the Lahser Road ramp to northbound M-10 to prevent traffic from entering the work zone.
Beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, April 6, until 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, the Lahser Road ramp to northbound M-10 (Northwestern Highway) will be closed for I-696 bridge repair work over M-10.
- Northbound M-10 (Northwestern Highway) traffic will be detoured on northbound Lahser Road to westbound 12 Mile Road, then to northbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), then will use the crossover to southbound US-24 (Telegraph Road), and then continue to northbound M-10 (Northwestern Highway).
This $275 million project includes rebuilding the roadway from the base up, including storm sewer replacement work and rebuilding ramps at Orchard Lake Road, American Drive, Franklin Road, and US-24 (Telegraph Road).
During 2023 eastbound I-696 will be rebuilt from I-275 to east of US-24 (Telegraph Road). Westbound lanes will be rebuilt in 2024. Project details can be found at DrivingOakland.com.
Funding for this project is made possible by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Rebuilding Michigan program to rebuild the state highways and bridges that are critical to the state's economy and carry the most traffic. The investment strategy is aimed at fixes that result in longer useful lives and improve the condition of the state's infrastructure.
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 3,328 jobs.