Commuting could be slow for many Metro Detroit motorists next year as state transportation officials plan to spend at least several months and $90 million overhauling a roughly 10 mile stretch of Interstate 696 in Macomb County.
All westbound lanes are expected to be closed from Interstate 94 to Interstate 75 during the overhaul, which begins in spring 2018 and is expected to wrap by the end of the year and replaces concrete, Michigan Department of Transportation representatives said Wednesday.
The department is alerting drivers since the work involves a major thoroughfare that carries an estimated 150,000 vehicles daily, spokeswoman Diane Cross said.
“There are a lot of ways that people and businesses may be affected by this,” she said Wednesday.
MDOT has scheduled a public meeting Oct. 24 at Warren City Hall to offer details on the $90 million project.
The time line for the overhaul was moved up after federal funds became available, Cross said.