FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2023
I-696 ‘Restore the Reuther’ project closing multiple ramps for work in Oakland County
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The I-696 Restore the Reuther Rebuilding Michigan project is beginning reconstruction of the major freeway interchange ramps.
Beginning 8 p.m., Friday, June 2 through 5 a.m., Monday, June 5, the eastbound I-696 ramp to southbound M-10 will be closed for ramp reconstruction work.
Additionally, beginning at 5 a.m., Saturday, June 3 through 8 a.m., Sunday, June 4 the ramps from M-5 and northbound I-275 to eastbound I-696 will be closed for ramp reconstruction work.
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 the 2023 construction season, eastbound I-696 is being 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 3,500 jobs.