Monday's floods may have damaged key interchange in Detroit

Aug 12, 2014

Monday’s floods may have caused serious damage to Michigan’s busiest highway interchange.

I-75 at I-696 is still covered with water and debris from Monday's storm.
I-75 at I-696 is still covered with water and debris from Monday's storm.
Credit MDOT

Diane Cross is a Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman. She says there are concerns about safety of the I-75 road surface at I-696.

“It looks like the road is fine,” says Cross, “but you can see where the substructure has already eroded away. We’re not sure it can hold any weight.”

Cross says it may take a few days to return the interchange to service, but it could be a week or longer, depending on the extent of the damage.