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Be careful what you wish for, as a major rebuild planned by M-DOT is set for I-696. If you think getting home from work is a challenge now, get Tylenol ready for this headache.

This job will not be a simple patch job either. M-DOT got some Washington big bucks to spend, and spend they will. Oakland County over the last few years has been doing regular repairs. No more band-aids anymore, as this will be a complete rip-out rebuild. MDOT will close westbound I-696 beginning Friday, Oct. 21, between Telegraph Road and I-275. The closure will last through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24. That’s just for starters, as construction will finish by 2024.

The project will mostly affect drivers heading through Farmington Hills and Southfield rebuilding nine miles of the highway. So pack your patience, because the orange barrels are coming out in full force before you know it. MDOT is asking all road users to remain alert and focused as they travel through work zones. Road construction is dangerous work year-round. Stay off your phone and stay safe.

MDOT begins another major highway rebuild, this time on Interstate 696

Brace yourselves. The Michigan Department of Transportation recently started preparing Interstate 696 between Evergreen Road and Interstate 275 for a rebuild. The project, slated to end in 2024, is the third major highway project MDOT is doing in metro Detroit. MDOT is in the middle of major projects on I-275 and Interstate 96, as well.

Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle