construction e1287176519302 Weekend Roadwork AlertThe orange barrels will once again dot the landscape of local freeways this weekend, making for a slow go on several routes that are scheduled to be reduced to one lane.

  • In St Clair Shores and Roseville, both directions of I-94 at the I-696 interchange Friday until Sunday night;
  • In Monroe County, two sections of north and southbound I-75, between Nadeau Road and Dixie Highway, and from Laplaisance Road to Erie Road, Friday through Sunday morning;
  • Telegraph Road southbound, between Orchard Lake and Square Lake, both ways at 12 Mile, all weekend.

Coming next week: Roseville and Eastpointe motorists are in for midday and afternoon tie-ups as a big construction project gets underway along I-94 in the eastern suburbs.

In order to repair the overpass damaged when a semi slammed into it last July, crews plan to take WB I-94 down to one lane at 9 Mile from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day next week. WWJ’s John Bailey says traffic will slow to a crawl from the I-696 interchange, so plan to exit there and use the nearby surface streets like Gratiot or Groesbeck to bypass it.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather on the 8s. For up-to-the-minute information anytime, check out our RealTime Traffic page.

Complete Weekend Roadwork Details:

I-96/I-696:In Macomb County, the existing two-lane ramp from eastbound I-696 to westbound I-94 will be reduced to a single lane Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday.

In Macomb County, scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 18, westbound I-94 will be reduced to a single lane daily at Nine Mile Road for repair to the overpass that was damaged by a high load hit on July 27. Each day, the restrictions will be put in place beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m. The daily lane restrictions are expected to be in place until Friday, Oct. 22. See attached press release for details.

In Macomb County, eastbound and westbound I-94 will have alternating two lane closures for the installation of pavement markings between 8 Mile and 12 Mile roads. The restrictions begin at 9 p.m. on Friday and will end by 9 p.m. on Sunday.

In Detroit, tower lighting replacement at the I-94/M-10 (Lodge Freeway) interchange will require the closure of the ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound M-10 beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 and will remain closed until the evening hours on Thursday, Oct. 28. A detour will be posted for the ramp closure.

In Wayne County, pavement repair will close the right and center lanes of eastbound I-94 at Pelham Road, beginning at Midnight and ending by Noon on Saturday. From Noon Saturday until 5 a.m. on Monday, the right lane will be closed. The Pelham entrance ramp to eastbound I-94 will be closed from Midnight on Saturday until 5 a.m. on Monday.

In Oakland County, the following  ramp resurfacing work will be underway in conjunction with the project between Squirrel and Giddings roads.

Beginning at 5 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the following ramps will close intermittently for resurfacing:

Southbound I-75 to eastbound and westbound University Drive; Eastbound University Drive to southbound I-75 Westbound University Drive to southbound I-75; Southbound I-75 to westbound Chrysler Drive Eastbound Chrysler Drive to southbound University Drive

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday and ending by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the following ramps will close intermittently for resurfacing: Southbound I-75 to westbound M-59; Southbound I-75 to eastbound M-59; Eastbound M-59 to southbound I-75; Westbound M-59 to southbound I-75

US-24 (Telegraph Road):
In Oakland County, northbound and southbound Telegraph will be reduced to a single lane at 12 Mile Road for paving beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday and ending by 5 p.m. on Sunday.  

In Oakland County, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. on Sunday, the two left lanes of northbound M-5 will be closed from 12 Mile to 13 Mile roads for pavement repair.

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  1. Diane W says:

    On Monday I75S to EM59 ramps are going to be closed intermittently. I work at Walmart on S. Adams Rd. in Rochester Hills. and take that route to work. Can you give me an alternate route to take. thank you

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