A $2.2 million freeway repair project will affect the area between I-275 and Orchard Lake Road.
The Michigan Dept. of Transportation's $187 million construction program for 2013 includes a stretch of I-696 that runs through Farmington Hills. According to a press release posted on the State of Michigan website, a $2.2 million pavement repair project affecting an area of the freeway between I-275 and Orchard Lake Road is included in contracts awarded to "improve 80 miles of pavement and repair 15 bridges in the MDOT Metro Region." Other Oakland County projects include: Read the complete press release at www.michigan.gov/mdot to see how the construction season will affect your commute and travel plans.
The RCOC will be clearing a clogged drainage culvert and reshaping ditches.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close a lane of I-696 this weekend around Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington Hills and Franklin Rd. in Southfield. On Saturday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., RCOC will close the right (outside) lane of east I-696 just east of Orchard Lake Road. Then, on Sunday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., RCOC will close the right (outside) lane of west I-696 between Orchard Lake and Farmington roads. On Saturday, RCOC will also close the ramp from north Orchard Lake to east I-696, for the same hours. On Sunday, RCOC will close the ramp from south Orchard Lake to west I-696 during the same hours as the lane closure. The closures are needed to clear a clogged drainage culvert that runs under the…