If your weekend travel takes you along I-75, prepare for a sea of brake lights. It will be a weekend of stop-and go on several sections of I-75 in Oakland County.
Crews plan to shut down two lanes on I-75, northbound, between Square Lake and Lapeer Friday night until Monday morning, and southbound between Sashabaw and Baldwin, Friday night until Sunday afternoon. WWJ’s John Bailey reports the nighttime commute could be a slow one south of there as two bottlenecks will be in place between on the southbound side of Square Lake and Rochester Road starting at 9 p.m. Friday, and Saturday at 9 p.m. through the following mornings.
Meantime, if you have a flight to catch this weekend at Metro Airport, you may need a little extra time to get there.
Crews plan to funnel traffic into a single lane on eastbound I-94, between Wayne Rd. and Merriman starting at 8 tonight. Traffic is likely to back up into the I-275 interchange, so exit there, head north to Ecorse Rd., and re-join the freeway from Merriman. Or if you’re heading to the airport, take I-275 south to Eureka Rd. Crews plan to have all lanes wide open well ahead of Monday morning’s rush hour.
On Saturday afternoon, U.S. 23 was backed up for several miles because of road construction between Washtenaw and Bemis roads. The freeway was down to one lane in each direction.
Be sure to stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 all weekend long for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. You can check out the latest on the roads anytime, on our RealTime Traffic page at this link.
More Weekend Road Projects (from MDOT):
(Note: projects may be postponed due to weather)
In Macomb County, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 5 a.m. Saturday, the ramp from westbound I-94 to westbound I-696 will be closed for ongoing ramp reconstruction. A detour will be posted. During the same time frame, westbound I-94, from 12 Mile to 10 Mile roads, will be reduced to a single lane.
In Macomb County, eastbound I-94 will have a single lane closed from 8 Mile to 10 Mile roads for resurfacing work, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 5 a.m. on Monday.
In Wayne County, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and ending by 5 a.m. on Monday, eastbound I-94 will be reduced to a single lane from Wayne to Merriman roads for resurfacing work.
In Detroit, two lanes will be closed on southbound I-375 for paving beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday and ending by 5 a.m. on Friday.
In Oakland County, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 9 a.m. on Saturday, the two left lanes of southbound I-75 will be closed from Squirrel to Adams Road for pavement repair. The same lane restrictions will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. on Sunday.
In Oakland County, beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday, northbound I-75 will have the two left lanes closed from Squirrel to Giddings roads for resurfacing. In conjunction, the ramp from eastbound Square Lake Road to northbound I-75 will be closed.
In Oakland County, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 3 p.m. on Sunday, the right two lanes of southbound I-75 are closed from Sashabaw to Clintonville roads for pavement repair.
In Wayne County, beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday until 5 a.m. Monday, the right two lanes of southbound I-75 will be closed over the Rouge River for ongoing lighting upgrades. On northbound I-75, the two left lanes will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Saturday.
In Oakland County, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending by 6 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a single lane closure on westbound I-96 from Novi to Beck roads for ongoing construction.
In Oakland County, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending by Noon on Sunday, eastbound I-96 will be reduced to a single lane from Beck to Novi roads for ongoing construction.
M-150 (Rochester Road):
In Oakland County, a single lane will be closed on northbound and southbound Rochester Road, between Avon Road and the Clinton River, for pavement repair. The single lane closures begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and end by 5 a.m. on Monday.
M-3 (Gratiot Avenue):
In Macomb County, southbound M-3 will have two lanes closed for resurfacing, from Cass Avenue to Sunnyview Street, beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 5 a.m. on Monday.
US-24 (Telegraph Road):
In Oakland County, northbound Telegraph will be reduced to a single lane from 14 Mile to Long Lake beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday.
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