While you’re enjoying the fall colors this weekend, you’ll also see a lot of orange construction barrels on the roads. There are four high-impact projects on the schedule this weekend.
You’ll have to dodge the Lodge in downtown Detroit. Southbound M-10 will be closed from Howard Street to the Cobo Tunnel for pavement repair, starting at 7 p.m. Friday through early Monday morning.
The north and southbound I-75 ramps to SB M-10 will be closed as well, so consider using Rosa Parks, Woodward or I-375 for the route into downtown.
For those heading to the Red Wings game on Saturday, there are two options. Fans can use the posted detour to westbound Jefferson Avenue, to the JLA Parking structure, or they can exit southbound M-10 at Howard, use the service drive to westbound Fort Street, take a left on Sixth Street, and a right on Jefferson to access the parking structure.
All lanes of the Lodge will be wide open well ahead of Monday morning’s rush.
Meantime, you’ll be hitting the brakes on several local freeways that will be reduced to a single lane: Directions of I-94 at the I-696 interchange; NB I-275 between Ann Arbor Road and M-14; and both directions of US-23 between Willis Road and Washtenaw Ave.
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For up-to-date information on these project, you can view the list of statewide lane closures at:
More Weekend Roadwork Details from Mdot:
In Oakland County, intermittent left lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound I-75 between Giddings and South Boulevard roads for drainage structure cleaning. The single lane closures are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
In Wayne County, a DTE permit was approved for overhead wiring installation above northbound and southbound I-75 at King Road. State police will close northbound and southbound I-75 at King Road for 10 minutes on Saturday at some point between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for this operation.
In Wayne County, the right lane of southbound I-275 will be closed at Plymouth Road for drainage repair beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday.
In Wayne County, the left two lanes of northbound I-275 will be closed at Hines Drive for bridge repair beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday and ending by 5 a.m. on Monday.
In Macomb County, ongoing interchange work will result in two lanes being closed on eastbound and westbound I-94 between Frahzo and 12 Mile roads. The double lane closures begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and end by 3 p.m. on Sunday.
In Detroit, some good news! Eastbound I-94 from I-96 to M-10 the left lane is now open. All lanes are now open on eastbound and westbound I-94, between I-75 and I-96, for the lighting upgrade project.
US-24 (Telegraph Road):
In Oakland County, weather permitting, the following paving operations are scheduled.
Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday and ending by 9 a.m on Saturday, southbound Telegraph will be reduced to a single lane from Maple to 13 Mile Road.
Beginning at 7 a.m. and ending by 7 p.m. on Saturday, southbound Telegraph will be reduced to a single lane from Long Lake to Maple.
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday and ending by 6 a.m. on Sunday, southbound Telegraph will be reduced to a single lane from 14 Mile to 12 Mile roads.
M-8 (Davison Freeway):
In Detroit/Highland Park, westbound M-8 will be reduced to a single lane for ongoing construction work beginning at 8 a.m. and ending by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
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