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Westbound I-696 in Macomb County reopens two days sooner than planned

Posted: 10:27 AM, Jan 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-05 20:33:56-05
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(WXYZ) — Good news for drivers in metro Detroit: Westbound I-696 in Macomb County reopened Saturday, according to MDOT.

The department says favorable weather conditions have allowed crews to safely reopen westbound I-696 from I-94 to I-75 sooner than planned.

Crews closed two lanes Saturday morning on eastbound and westbound I-94 near I-696 to make the necessary changes to reopen ramps from I-94 to westbound I-696.

According to MDOT, drivers will be able to use westbound I-696 with all exit ramps open. Saturday night, all entrance ramps, except Mound Road to westbound I-696, are open.

The southbound Mound ramp to westbound I-696 is expected to reopen Sunday. The northbound Mound ramp to westbound I-696 and the Hoover ramp to eastbound I-696 are expected to reopen next week.