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Freeway Closures Across Metro Detroit This Weekend

October 27, 2018 - 8:28 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - To say there's road work everywhere in metro Detroit this weekend wouldn't be an understatement. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation says numerous construction projects will be active on freeways this weekend while crews try to get as much done as possible before winter hits.

Several big events are planned in downtown Detroit this weekend and MDOT says drivers will need to plan extra time heading into and out of downtown or find alternate routes.

Work zones this weekend include:


•NB/SB I-75 ramps to EB I-94, ramps closed, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am
•NB I-75, Outer Drive to Schaefer, left lane blocked, Sat & Sun, 7am-7pm


•EB I-94 closed, 75 to Conner, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am with ramp closures beginning 8:30pm
•WB I-94, Conner to Gratiot, left lane closed, Fri 9pm-Sat 2pm


•EB I-96, Davison to I-94, 2 lanes closed, 2 open, Fri 7pm-Sat 7pm
•WB I-96, I-94 to Davison, 2 right lanes closed, 2 left open, Sat 7pm-Mon 5am
•EB I-96 ramp to EB I-94, ramp closed, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am
•EB I-96 ramp to W Grand Blvd, ramp closed, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am
•EB I-96 ramp to EB I-696, ramp closed, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am


•Update - EB I-696 closed M-10 to US-24 (Telegraph), Fri 9pm-Mon 5am. If SB M-10 traffic stays to the left, can re-enter EB I-696
•EB I-696, Dequindre to I-94, right lane closed, Sat 5am-10pm
•WB I-696, US-24 to I-275, 1 lane open, 3 closed nightly, 9pm-5am, Wed-Fri and 9pm-8am, Fri-Sun


•NB/SB M-10 ramps to EB I-94, ramps closed, Fri 9pm-Mon 5am


•NB M-39, Ford Rd to McNichols, only right lane open, Fri 8pm-Sat 3pm
•SB M-39, McNichols to Ford, only right lane open, Sat 3pm-Mon 5am
•NB M-39 ramp to WB I-96, ramp closed, Sat 9:30am-11:30am, for bridge inspection
•SB M-39 ramp to EB I-96, ramp closed, Sat 8am-9:30am, for bridge inspection

M-102: (8 Mile)

•WB 8 Mile, M-39 to Lahser, left lane closed, Sat 5am-5pm
•EB 8 Mile, US-24 to Lahser, left lane closed, Sat 5am-5pm

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