Traffic Alert: M-39 Closure This Weekend

WAYNE COUNTY (WWJ) – The Michigan Department of Transportation will close M-39 Southfield Freeway this weekend so that crews can safely demolish the Joy Road overpass above M-39.

The freeway will be closed between M-153 Ford Road and I-96 beginning 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, and reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, May 2.

Traffic will be detoured in each direction via M-153, US-24 Telegraph Road and I-96.

The Joy Road overpass demolition is part of an $80 million investment to repair 24 overpasses on M-39 between Eight Mile Road in Detroit and Outer Drive in Allen Park.

The project also includes reconstructing pavement on more than 3 miles of the freeway between M-10 Lodge Freeway and McNichols Road, constructing a new median barrier, updating freeway lighting and electronic signs, and replacing screen walls that separate freeway traffic from service drive traffic.

Full closure of M-39 between M-5 Grand River Avenue and M-10 will begin on Saturday, May 14 and remain in place until the end of October.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.  Check for recent incidents now on our Traffic Page.

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