Eastbound I-696 closed this weekend from I-75 to I-94 in Macomb County to complete sewer work

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, CrossD2@Michigan.gov, 313-375-2454
Agency: Transportation

COUNTY:
Macomb

ROADWAYS:
Eastbound I-696
I-75
M-102 (8 Mile Road)

WEEKEND CLOSURE START DATE:
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
8 p.m.

WEEKEND REOPEN DATE:
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
5 a.m.

TRAFFIC DETAILS:
Eastbound I-696 will be closed this weekend from I-75 to M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) to allow crews to complete sewer work that requires large equipment across all lanes of the freeway. This work involves repairing sewer pipes to ensure drainage from the roadway. There will be a local lane from I-75 to Dequindre Road only. The detour is southbound I-75 to eastbound M-102 (8 Mile Road) to I-94.

Westbound I-696 will one lane open and two lanes closed from I-94 to Dequindre Road, too.

Please check www.Michigan.gov/Drive or www.MovingMacomb.org for the latest lane closure information on this project.

Project location: https://bit.ly/2UpyPnu

PROJECT DETAILS:
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is wrapping up a long-term repair project on I-696 between Dequindre Road and I-94 in Macomb County. The work has included restoring the crossover locations, repairing barrier walls, freeway lighting, sewer work, joint sealing, installing asphalt shoulders, and finishing diamond grinding. The work on the I-696 service drives to repair the pavement surface and replace curb and sidewalks is continuing.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
MDOT understands the impact this type of major work has on motorists and works as quickly and as safely as possible to get the job done. This work will improve safety and provide a smoother driving surface.