Smoother Monday morning commute in Oakland, Macomb counties with WB I-696 back open

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 09:15:54-05

The morning commute has become a lot smoother on I-696 in Oakland and Macomb Counties.

The westbound lanes were opened over the weekend and lots of drivers will have a much easier time getting to work Monday morning.

MDOT 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.