My photo of a cutout shield for Interstate 696 comes from Bermuda Street, where Ferndale meets Royal Oak. The guide assembly shown points northbound travelers on Bermuda Street toward the access roads to Interstate 696. Though turns onto these access roads don't instantly yield the freeway onramps, they do eventually bring travelers to the onramps desired. In recent years, the adoption of unisigns for Michigan's Interstate junctions has made cutout shields difficult to find across the state. Usually, I'm relegated to finding these cutout shields on "To" guide markers, distant from the Interstate itself. The cutout shields in this photo, however, are right where the cross-street passes over Interstate 696. This photo was taken in April 2021, as I was traveling across Metro Detroit and the Michigan Thumb.
Michigan Interstate guides will come with complete exit lists and a photo for every exit, at some point in the future when I've driven the full lengths of all of them. This page showing the cutout shield will stay here for now, until that happens.