Oakland County road construction will close both I-696 ramps at I-75 until Labor Day weekend
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Pavement repairs at a major Metro Detroit interchange will close travel between I-75 and I-696 this weekend.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will close eastbound and westbound ramps from I-696 onto northbound I-75 beginning Saturday morning for pavement and barrier construction.
MDOT's closure will remain in place for several weeks before opening up in time for Labor Day weekend travel - weather permitting.
Road crews are staggering the road closures beginning this weekend:
- Saturday, Aug. 21 at 5 a.m. - Eastbound I-696 ramp to northbound I-75 will close
- Sunday, Aug. 22 at 4 a.m. - Westbound I-696 ramp to northbound I-75 will close
- Both ramps will reopen by sunset on Thursday, Sept. 2 in time for Labor Day
Also, beginning Monday, a single lane closure will begin on southbound lanes on I-75 between Coolidge Highway and Livernois Road.
MDOT says it will do punch list work that will require closing the right lane at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23. It will remain closed until Friday, Aug. 27.