Mich. I-696 freeway set for repairs, renovations in 2018

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Updated Jan 17, 2018

I 696 LogoParts of Interstate 696 in Michigan will undergo reconstruction or repairs this year starting in spring, according to the state’s department of transportation.

MDOT plans $20 million in repairs on I-696 in Oakland County and a $90 million reconstruction in Macomb County.

Along with rehabbing the freeway, the project “will allow the east/west corridor to remain open to traffic during the 2019 planned construction of I-75 at the I-696 interchange,” MDOT says.

The contract for the I-696 work is scheduled to be finalized by early spring. MDOT says work will occur overnight with lane closures, and complete closures would occur only on weekends.

MDOT says the I-696 maintenance work in Oakland County will make driving safer and smoother. Reconstruction of the freeway section is scheduled in five years.